First Report of Genus Diploconger (Congridae: Congrinae) from the Indian Coast

  • Swarup Ranjan Mohanty
  • Dipanjan Ray
  • Subhrendu Sekhar Mishra
  • Anil MohapatraEmail author


Present study reports a moderately elongate, light brown coloured eel, Diploconger polystigmatus Kotthaus, 1968, for the first time from Indian waters. The species is differentiated from other congridae in having the following combination of characters: double row of cephalic and lateral-line pores, dark brown strip from the middle of the supratemporal commissure up to the tip of the mouth, dorsal fin origin nearly from the halfway of pectoral fin, each dorsal fin ray have black spots at the base, pre-dorsal vertebrae 9, pre-anal vertebrae 27, total vertebrae 108. The present report also reports the genus Diploconger for the first time from Indian waters.


Diploconger Bay of Bengal New record 



We thank Dr. Kailash Chandra, Director, Zoological Survey of India, for providing the necessary working facilities.

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The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Estuarine Biology Regional CentreZoological Survey of IndiaGanjamIndia
  2. 2.Bajkul Milani MahavidyalayaPurba MedinipurIndia
  3. 3.Marine Fish SectionZoological Survey of IndiaKolkataIndia

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