Heteroconger perissodon Böhlke & Randall, 1981
Black garden eel
Heteroconger perissodon
photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Heterocongrinae
Max. size:  53.7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 1 - 35 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Ambon, Indonesia and Negros, Philippines. Also from Andaman Islands (Ref. 90102).
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 172-177. Grey to brown and a pale blotch over gills; diameter to about 24 mm (Ref. 48635). Description: Characterized by presence of white margin on dorsal fin; origin of dorsal fin above posterior edge of adpressed pectoral fin; predorsal length 5.9-7.0% of TL; preanal length 32.3-36.3% of TL; depth of body at gill opening 2.2-2.4% of TL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Occurs on silty sand bottom (Ref. 33408) or muddy habitats (Ref. 48635). Solitary or in colonies (Ref 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 07 August 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 24.01.95
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 19.07.13

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