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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4454.1.9

A new genus and species of congrid eel from the Philippines (Anguillliformes: Congridae: Bathymyrinae)

DAVID G. SMITH

Abstract


Rostroconger macrouriceps sp. nov. is described from a single specimen collected off the east coast of Luzon, Philippines. It is a member of the subfamily Bathymyrinae, differing from all others in the presence of a bony rostrum extending from the anterior end of the snout. The posterior nostril opens into a slit in the upper lip and is not visible externally. The head pores are reduced in size and number; only three pores are present in the infraorbital canal, four in the supraorbital canal, and none in the preopercular or supratemporal canals.


Keywords


Pisces, Anguilliformes, Congridae, Rostroconger, new genus, new species

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