Gnathophis mystax (Delaroche, 1809)
Thinlip conger
Gnathophis mystax
photo by González, J.A./ULPGC

Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Congrinae
Max. size:  60 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 75 - 800 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: southern Portugal to Morocco, including the Mediterranean.
Biology:  Found on muddy or sandy bottoms of the continental slope. Adults feed on benthic invertebrates and probably small fishes.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 07 November 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Papasissi, Christine - 25.10.90
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 28.01.13
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 09.03.94

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