Western Indian Ocean: endemic to the Red Sea. Not clearly different from Uroconger lepturus should larval forms surpass the shallow connection to the Indian Ocean.
- Klausewitz, W. 1994 Comparative studies on the vertical distribution of bathybenthic deep-sea fishes of the Red Sea. Proc. IPFC 4:462-468. (Ref. 9942) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=9942&speccode=15604
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