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.

 
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Short Form
Smith, 2004, Rec. Aust. Mus. 56(2): 143–146
Author
David G. Smith
Year
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
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