Ariosoma mellissii (Günther, 1870)
Silver Eel
Ariosoma mellissii
photo by Brown,J./EMD, St Helena Government

Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Bathymyrinae
Max. size:  42.8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 67 m
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic: known only from St. Helena.
Biology:  This rare eel is known only from St. Helena.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 19 August 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   

Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 06.03.94
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 11.01.02
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 22.08.94

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