Gnathophis habenatus (Richardson, 1848)
Little conger eel
photo by CSIRO

Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Congrinae
Max. size:  43 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 130 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: South Africa (Ref. 5323), Australia (Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania), and New Zealand (Ref. 5755).
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 119-126. Olive dorsally, silvery on head, lighter ventrally. Dusky margin on median fins.
Biology:  Occurs on the continental shelf (Ref. 9563).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 02 January 2017 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 12.07.95
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 11.11.96

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