Rhynchoconger trewavasae Ben-Tuvia, 1993
Rhynchoconger trewavasae
photo by Osmany, H.B.

Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Congrinae
Max. size:  57 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 300 - 500 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aqaba. Also found in the Mediterranean coast of Israel. Probably occurring in the Gulf of Suez but no specimens are available.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Swims close to the bottom in zigzag movements. Caught by traps and trammel nets (Ref. 7446).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 August 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 19.02.01
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 07.12.05

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