Gorgasia japonica Abe, Miki & Asai, 1977
Gorgasia japonica
photo by Shao, K.T.

 Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Heterocongrinae
 Max. size:  100 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range - 30 m, non-migratory
 Distribution:  Northwest and Southwest Pacific: Antitropical. Northwest Pacific: Hachijojima and Hachijokojima, Japan. Southwest Pacific: New Zealand.
 Diagnosis:  Body diameter to about 10 mm.
 Biology:  Inhabit sand flats adjacent to reef, usually at moderate depth below bases of drop-offs or steep slopes to feed on plankton drifting over (Ref. 48635).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 21.05.96
 Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 18.08.09

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