Kenyaconger, David G. Smith & Emma S. Karmovskaya, 2003

David G. Smith & Emma S. Karmovskaya, 2003, A new genus and two new species of congrid eels (Teleostei: Anguilliformes: Congridae) from the Indo-West Pacific, with a redescription and osteology of Chiloconger dentatus., Zootaxa 343, pp. 1-19 : 14-15

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6273630

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:7B370603-F5CD-4C1D-AB36-331D394C8473

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6273630

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/F8DE3983-ADF9-4923-9717-01450368E584

taxon LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:act:F8DE3983-ADF9-4923-9717-01450368E584

treatment provided by

Thomas

scientific name

Kenyaconger
status

gen. nov.

Kenyaconger   ZBK gen. nov.

Type species: Kenyaconger heemstrai   ZBK sp. nov.

Diagnosis: Body moderately stout, preanal length greater than 40% TL; caudal fin reduced, tip of tail blunt and stiffened; dorsal- and anal-fin rays unsegmented; head deep, snout short and bluntly rounded; eye large, greater than snout length; well developed flange on upper and lower lip; posterior nostril opening through a tube on edge of upper lip, behind labial flange; adnasal pore absent. Maxillary and mandibular teeth biserial anteriorly, uniserial posteriorly, main series compressed and incisor-like, closely spaced and forming a cutting edge.

Etymology: Named for the east African nation of Kenya, off whose coast the type species was collected.