Blachea xenobranchialis Karrer & Smith, 1980
Frillgill conger
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Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Congrinae
Max. size:  47.5 cm TL (male/unsexed); 37.5 cm TL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 348 - 385 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: a new record for northwestern Australia.
Biology:  A benthic species (Ref. 75154) found on soft bottom of the continental slope (Ref. 7300, 75154) and shelf (Ref. 75154).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 August 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 13.06.94
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 09.09.08
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 28.04.95

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