Gnathophis neocaledoniensis Karmovskaya, 2004
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Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Congrinae
Max. size:  18.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 520 - 580 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: New Caledonia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 219-219; Anal soft rays: 160-160; Vertebrae: 142-145. Diagnosis: Fins are light. The second pore of lateral line is elevated while the pores above the pectoral fin are not. Vertebrae 142-145; trunk vertebrae 45-47. Lateral line pores to vent 37-38. Supraorbital canal 6; suborbital canal 8; preoperculomandibular canal 10; occipital commissure 3. The stomach is light and peritoneum silvery (Ref. 54804).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 November 2016 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 08.01.07

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