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Heteroconger enigmaticus

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lexID:
5424 
AphiaID:
271779 
Scientific:
Heteroconger enigmaticus 
German:
Röhenaal 
English:
Garden Eal 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Congridae (Family) > Heteroconger (Genus) > enigmaticus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Castle & Randall, 1999 
Occurrence:
Ambon, Moluccas, Maumere, Flores, Indonesien, Papua NeuGuinea , Timor, Vestlige Stillehav 
Sea depth:
3 - 25 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 43cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 28°C 
Food:
Frozen food (small sorts), Bosmider, Brachionus, Cyclops, Plankton, zooplankton 
Tank:
~ 2000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-02-24 14:23:18 

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Heteroconger enigmaticus , (Castle & Randall, 1999)

Heterocongrine enigmaticus are common inhabitants of sand-rubble areas, frequently in the vicinity of coral reefs.Garden eels occur at depths between about 2-55 m. The eels construct permanent burrows in the sand, which they never leave.

Heteroconger enigmaticus body is relatively elongate, slightly compressed along head, progressively more so to tail tip. Bodx colour conspicuous black and white zebra-like bars, spots, and oblique bands on head, grading to bold maze of black and white vermiculations on body.

Class: Osteichthyes
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Species: GHeteroconger enigmaticus


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