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congroides, Leptocephalus D'Ancona [U.] 1928:43, Pl. 3 (figs. 3-3a) [Memoria, Reale Comitato Talassografico Italiano No. 146; ref. 15917] Kamaran, Yemen, Red Sea, depth 522 meters. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. Leptocephalus is a catch-all name for larval eels. •Valid as Leptocephalus congroides D'Ancona 1928 -- (Dor 1984:34 [ref. 29757], Goren & Dor 1994:8 [ref. 25356]). •Possibly a species of Heteroconger -- (Castle 1997:10 [ref. 22878]). •Valid as Heteroconger congroides (D'Ancona 1928) -- (Golani & Fricke 2018:25 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Uncertain as Heteroconger congroides (D'Ancona 1928). Congridae: Heterocongrinae. Distribution: Southern Red Sea, northwestern Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aden. Habitat: marine.