Biology:Gnathophis xenica

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Gnathophis xenica
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Genus: Gnathophis
G. xenica
Binomial name
Gnathophis xenica
(Matsubara & Ochiai, 1951)
  • Arisoma nystromi xenica Matsubara & Ochiai, 1951

Gnathophis xenica is an eel in the family Congridae (conger/garden eels).[2] It was described by Kiyomatsu Matsubara and Akira Ochiai in 1951, originally as a subspecies of Arisoma nystromi.[3] It is a marine, temperate water-dwelling eel which is known from Japan , in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Males can reach a maximum total length of 32 centimeters.[2]


  1. Synonyms of Gnathophis xenica at
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gnathophis xenica at
  3. Matsubara, K. and A. Ochiai, 1951 [ref. 12898] On the conger eels related to Arisoma nystromi (Jordan et Snyder) found in the waters of Japan and China. Memoirs of the College of Agriculture Kyoto University No. 59: 1-18.

See also Wikidata entry Q2124555.