Myroconger nigrodentatus Castle & Béarez, 1995
Orange eel
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Family:  Myrocongridae (Atlantic red eels)
Max. size:  36.6 cm TL (female)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 50 - 250 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 298-298; Anal soft rays: 213-213; Vertebrae: 123-123. body rather robust, relatively short snout, teeth on intermaxillary, maxilla and dentary prominent and sharp, many with dark brown to black internal pigment; a single row of small teeth on vomer; a moderately large, almost horizontal slit-like branchial aperture; precaudal vertebrae 50.
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 21 May 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 08.03.01
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 05.04.10

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