Heteroconger longissimus

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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Heteroconger longissimus


Heteroconger longissimus  ZBK  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  ZBK  , 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.