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Heteroconger enigmaticus Garden eal

Heteroconger enigmaticusis commonly referred to as Garden eal. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 2000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
5424 
AphiaID:
271779 
Scientific:
Heteroconger enigmaticus 
German:
Röhenaal 
English:
Garden Eal 
Category:
Garden eels 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Congridae (Family) > Heteroconger (Genus) > enigmaticus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Castle & Randall, 1999 
Occurrence:
Ambon, Flores, Indonesia, Maumere, Moluccas, Papua New Guinea, Timor, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
3 - 25 Meter 
Size:
up to 16.93" (43 cm) 
Temperature:
68 °F - 82.4 °F (20°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Bosmiden, Brachionus, Cyclops, Frozen food (small sorts), Plankton, Zooplankton 
Tank:
439.96 gal (~ 2000L) 
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:
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
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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External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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