Heteroconger longissimus Günther, 1870

Wirtz, Peter, Ferreira, Carlos Eduardo L., Floeter, Sergio R., Fricke, Ronald, Gasparini, João Luiz, Iwamoto, Tomio, Rocha, Luiz, 2007, Coastal Fishes of São Tomé and Príncipe islands, Gulf of Guinea (Eastern Atlantic Ocean) — an update, Zootaxa 1523, pp. 1-48: 5

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Heteroconger longissimus Günther, 1870


Heteroconger longissimus Günther, 1870 

Despite small differences in color (a white band on the nape, see Figure 3), this common garden eel probably belongs to the species H. longissimus  , known from the tropical western Atlantic and from Madeira to the Cape Verde Islands in the eastern Atlantic. Specimens are needed to confirm its identity. Colonies were seen on soft bottoms, no shallower than 10 m depth and down to at least 30 m depth, at Lagoa Azul, Diogo Vaz and Santana Islet.