Genus Parabathymyrus

A genus of stout conger eels inhabiting depths around 100–500 m on the continental shelf and slope of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans. Species are characterized by having a relatively short snout, usually smaller than eye diameter; eye wide and over the mouth rictus; teeth relatively small and villiform; gill opening relatively small; posterior nostril low on head near lip, covered by a flap dorsally.
Author: Dianne J. Bray

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Dianne J. Bray, Parabathymyrus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 17 Jul 2024,


Ho H-C, Smith DG, Shao K-T. 2015. Notes on the congrid eel genus Parabathymyrus from the western Pacific Ocean, with the description of a new species (Pisces: Anguilliformes: Congridae). Zootaxa 4060(1): 131–139. DOI: Open access