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Gorgasia preclara  Böhlke & Randall, 1981

Splendid garden eel
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Congridae (Conger and garden eels) > Heterocongrinae
Etymology: Gorgasia: From Greek mithology, Gorgas, -ados = the Gorgone´s head (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 18 - 75 m (Ref. 90102), usually 30 - ? m (Ref. 9710).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Indo-West Pacific: Maldives to Papua New Guinea; north to the Ryukyus; south to the Philippines to the Coral Sea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2272)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 144 - 156. Banded with yellow to orange; body diameter to about 10 mm (Ref. 48635). Anterior nostrils on snout tip between restricted labial flanges; pectoral fin small.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Single to small aggregations (Ref. 48635). Live individually in burrows from which they protrude. Feeds on drifting plankton (Ref. 37816).

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Castle, P.H.J. and J.E. Randall, 1999. Revision of Indo-Pacific garden eels (Congridae: Heterocongrinae), with descriptions of five new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (30):52 p. (Ref. 33408)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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