Australian Museum Journal A new genus and species of congrid eel (Teleostei: Anguilliformes: Congridae) from Western Australia

Shortform:
Smith, 2004, Rec. Aust. Mus. 56(2): 143–146
Author(s):
Smith, David G.
Year published:
2004
Title:
A new genus and species of congrid eel (Teleostei: Anguilliformes: Congridae) from Western Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
56
Issue:
2
Start page:
143
End page:
146
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.56.2004.1416
Language:
English
Date published:
07 July 2004
Cover date:
07 July 2004
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
07 July 2004
Available online:
07 July 2004
Reference number:
1416
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (10kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (317kb PDF)

Abstract

A new genus and species of congrid eel, Castleichthys auritus, is described from a single specimen collected from 396 m off northwestern Australia. It belongs to the subfamily Congrinae and is characterized by a slender and flexible tail, a free flange on the upper lip, no plicae or other ornamentation on skin of head, large eye, uniserial maxillary and mandibular teeth, and conspicuous black pectoral fins. The vertebral formula is 15-36-128.