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Myroconger gracilis

(Myroconger gracilis)

Description

Myroconger gracilis is an eel in the family Myrocongridae (thin eels). It was described by Peter Henry John Castle in 1991. It is a marine, deep-water dwelling eel which is known from the Kyushu-Palau Ridge in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. It dwells at a depth range of 320–640 m. Females are known to reach a maximum standard length of 47.7 cm. The species epithet gracilis refers to the slender body of the eel in comparison to Myroconger compressus (red eel).

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Anguilliformes
Family:Myrocongridae
Genus:Myroconger
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