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Myroconger prolixus

(Myroconger prolixus)

Description

Myroconger prolixus is an eel in the family Myrocongridae (thin eels). It was described by Peter Henry John Castle and Philippe Béarez in 1995. It is a marine, deep-water dwelling eel which was described from a female specimen and ova taken from the Kaiyo Maru Seamount off of New Caledonia, in the western Pacific Ocean. It is known to dwell at a depth range of 260–280 m. The holotype specimen measured a total length of 38.3 cm. The species epithet prolixus means "long bodied" in Latin.

Taxonomic tree:

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