Overview

Distribution

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.
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Red Sea endemic.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 820 - 1550 m (Ref. 9942)
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Depth: 820 - 1550m.
From 820 to 1550 meters.

Habitat: bathydemersal.
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Conservation

Threats

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Wikipedia

Uroconger erythraeus

Uroconger erythraeus is an eel in the family Congridae (conger/garden eels).[1] It was described by Peter Henry John Castle in 1982.[2] It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from the Red Sea, in the western Indian Ocean. It is known to dwell at a depth range of 820 to 1,550 metres (2,690 to 5,090 ft).[1]

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  1. ^ a b Uroconger erythraeus at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ Castle, P. H. J., 1982 (15 Sept.) [ref. 8499] Tiefenwasser-und Tiefseefische aus dem Roten Meer. III. A new species of Uroconger from Red Sea benthos (Pisces: Teleostei: Congridae). Senckenbergiana Biologica v. 62 (1981) (nos 4/6): 205-209.
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