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Ariosoma sereti  Karmovskaya, 2004

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Congridae (Conger and garden eels) > Bathymyrinae
Etymology: Ariosoma: Greek, ari = very, strength, superiority + Greek, soma = body (Ref. 45335);  sereti: Named for Bernard Séret.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 95 - 370 m (Ref. 54804).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Eastern Central Pacific: Marquesas islands.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.5 cm TL (female)

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Dorsal soft rays (total): 215-223; Anal soft rays: 167 - 168; Vertebrae: 168 - 172. Diagnosis: The head and body of this species is darker than belly, dark spot in the preopercular area, the margins of unpaired fins dark. Dorsal fin originates slightly in front of the base of pectoral fin, above the 7th-9th pore of lateral line. Vertebrae 168-172; trunk vertebrae 89-92. Pores of lateral line to anus 62-64. Supraorbital canal 5, suborbital canal 5, preoperculomandibular canal 12, occipital commissure 3 (Ref. 54804).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Karmovskaya, E.S., 2004. Benthopelagic bathyal conger eels of families Congridae and Nettastomatidae from the Western Tropical Pacific, with descriptions of ten new species. J. Ichthyol. 44(1):S1-S32. (Ref. 54804)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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