Gorgasia barnesi Robison & Lancraft, 1984
Barnes' garden eel
Gorgasia barnesi
photo by Allen, G.R.

 Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Heterocongrinae
 Max. size:  121 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 5 - 20 m
 Distribution:  Western Pacific: Indonesia, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 616-617; Anal soft rays: 407-409; Vertebrae: 201-219. This species slender, elongated, with the depth at the gills 1.1-1.6% of total length; a short head length, 11.2-14.1% of snout-anus length; mouth, as measured by front of upper jaw to rictus, is greater than 3.6% of snout-anus length; head pores are POM 5+4 and ST 2+1 (Ref. 58269). Description: Characterized by pale grey color; numerous small, closely packed brown spots surrounding cephalic sensory pores and anterior lateral-line pores (Ref. 90102).
 Biology:  Found in sand bottoms in about 5-20 m (Ref 90102).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 16.02.00
 Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 19.07.13

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