Heteroconger hassi   (Klausewitz & Eidl-eibesfeldt)  1959 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Anguilliformes
Family:Congridae

Description
Size 40 cm

Variable but usually two large black spots are obvious; body diameter to about 14 mm. Anterior nostrils included in continuous free labial flange. Pectoral fins minute. Total vertebrae 163-177, anal origin below vertebra. Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 0; Vertebrae: 163 - 177.

Synonym (s)
Leptocephalus maculatus Della Croce & Castle, 1966
Taenioconger haasi (Klausewitz & Eibl-Eibesfeldt, 1959)
(Misspelling)
Taenioconger hassi (Klausewitz & Eibl-Eibesfeldt, 1959)
Xarifania hassi Klausewitz & Eibl-Eibesfeldt, 1959

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Aquarium
)

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Reef Associated, Demersal, Sandy

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • dkimages.com Available at - www.dkimages.com
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa

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