Ariosoma ophidiophthalmus Karmovskaya, 1991
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Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Bathymyrinae
Max. size: 
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 115 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Say de Malha Bank.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 181-192; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 142-152; Vertebrae: 150-153. Edges of unpaired fins dark, pectoral fins light. Branchial chamber light. Eyes round, pupils narrow and vertical. Dorsal fin originates slightly anterior to the insertions of the pectorals.
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 15 August 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 15.01.02
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 25.02.02

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