Ariosoma sokotranum Karmovskaya, 1991
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Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Bathymyrinae
Max. size: 
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 395 - 420 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: off Sokotra Island.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 173-208; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 133-143; Vertebrae: 136-141. Edge of unpaired fins dark, pectoral fins light, branchial chamber in the region of the operculum dark. Dorsal fin originates slightly anterior to base of the pectorals.
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 August 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 24.01.02

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