[There is no abstract; the following is an excerpt from p. 71] Bassanago, gen. nov. Orthotype, Bassanago bulbiceps, sp. nov. A genus of deep-sea conger eels with the eyes large, supero-lateral; anterior nostrils, with tubes, below front of snout; cleft of mouth extending to middle of eye. No upper lip developed. Lower jaw much shorter than upper. Teeth small, conic, in bands on jaws and on vomer; anterior intermaxillary teeth exposed when mouth is closed. Head much shorter than trunk. Vent anterior to middle of length. Lateral line not branched. Dorsal originating over anterior part of pectoral. Coloration plain, mostly pale.