Bathycongrus bleekeri Fowler, 1934
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Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Congrinae
Max. size:  8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range - 51 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Philippines.
Diagnosis:  Compared to other species of Bathycongrus, its eye is larger, 16-18% HL (versus 13-18%); it has a single row of midlateral melanophores (holotype), representing remains of the pigment of the leptocephalus (versus 3 rows) (Ref. 36324).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 15 August 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 01.04.03
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 23.01.13

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