Paraconger caudilimbatus

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

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scientific name

Paraconger caudilimbatus
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Paraconger caudilimbatus  (Poey, 1867)

The head of a Paraconger  ZBK  species (Figure 4) was seen sticking out of holes in the sand in Lagoa Azul at a depth of about 25 m, in the same area where Heteroconger longissimus  ZBK  was observed. A small congrid, probably belonging to the same species, was seen swimming over the sand during a night dive at the same place and was collected (SMNS 25228). It is Paraconger caudilimbatus  , previously only known from the western Atlantic, from North Carolina to Venezuela. The specimen was identified using the key published by Kanazawa (1961: 7); though the vertebral formula could not be determined, the specimen differs from the eastern Atlantic species Paraconger notialis  ZBK  Kanazawa, 1961in the presence of a 5th supraorbital pore and postorbital pores. The specimen otherwise well agrees with P. caudilimbatus  , having 38 pores in the lateral line anterior to the anus, the gill opening anterior to the upper edge of the pectoral fin base, 13 pectoral fin rays, 10 preoperculo-mandibular pores, and a supratemporal pore.