Bathymyrus simus Smith, 1965
Bathymyrus simus
photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Bathymyrinae
Max. size:  19.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Penghu Islands (Ref. 55073) and Viet Nam.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 185-185. Head about 1.3 in trunk; tail 1.3 times rest of fish; height of rostral expansion about equals eye; head with prominent dark spots and streaks (Ref. 40794).
Biology:  Known from moderately deep water (Ref. 40794).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 August 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 11.01.02
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 02.06.12

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