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Bassanago albescens  (Barnard, 1923)

Hairy conger
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Congridae (Conger and garden eels) > Congrinae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 270 - 1700 m (Ref. 44037), usually ? - 458 m (Ref. 26282).   Deep-water, preferred ?

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Southeast Pacific: Patagonian region of Chile (Ref. 27363). Southwest Atlantic: off Argentina (Ref. 27363). Southeast Atlantic: Namibia (Ref. 27121) and off Cape Point, South Africa.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 100.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27121)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 276-300; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 183 - 213; Vertebrae: 168 - 172. Cream white (Ref. 5323). Brownish dorsally, lighter below, dorsal and anal fins with dark margin (Ref. 27363).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A deep-water species living on the continental slope (Ref. 47377).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Nakamura, I., T. Inada, M. Takeda and H. Hatanaka, 1986. Important fishes trawled off Patagonia. Japan Marine Fishery Resource Research Center, Tokyo. 369 p. (Ref. 27363)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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