Rhynchoconger placidus Schwarzhans et al. 2017 (conger eel)

Actinopteri - Anguilliformes - Congridae

Full reference: W. Schwarzhans, F. Ohe, and Y. Ando. 2017. An Early Oligocene fish-fauna from Japan reconstructed from otoliths. Zitteliana 90:3-26

Belongs to Rhynchoconger according to W. Schwarzhans et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Rhynchoconger aftonensis, Rhynchoconger casieri, Rhynchoconger donzacquensis, Rhynchoconger ectenurus, Rhynchoconger ellipticus, Rhynchoconger eocenicus, Rhynchoconger flavus, Rhynchoconger pantanelli, Rhynchoconger pantanellii, Rhynchoconger sanctus, Rhynchoconger subtilis, Rhynchoconger transversus, Rhynchoconger weileri, Hildebrandia pantanellii, Hildebrandia flava, Hildebrandia gracilior

Type specimen: MFM 207001, an otolith. Its type locality is Shimohirano River, which is in a Rupelian marine sandstone in the Kishima Formation of Japan.

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Shimohirano River

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