Ariosoma balearicum

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
CongridaeAriosoma balearicum(Delaroche)1809Bandtooth Conger

Ariosoma balearicum

Unique Characters: Body moderately elongate. Mouth horizontal or slightly oblique. Snout length only slightly less than, to somewhat greater than diameter of eye. Anterior nostrils free. Pectoral fin well developed; caudal fin present though sometimes reduced. Preanal length usually greater than 40% total length. Caudal fin short and tip of tail stiff. Posterior nostril below mideye level. Dorsal- and anal-fin rays unsegmented. Flange present on upper lip. Upper end of gill opening at middle of pectoral-fin base. Jaw teeth in bands.

Similar Species: Margintail Conger Paraconger caudilimbatus. Body moderately elongate. Mouth horizontal or slightly oblique. Snout length only slightly less than, to somewhat greater than diameter of eye. Anterior nostrils free. Pectoral fin well developed; caudal fin present though sometimes reduced. Preanal length usually greater than 40% total length. Caudal fin short and tip of tail stiff. Posterior nostril below mideye level. Dorsal- and anal-fin rays unsegmented. Flange present on upper lip. Upper end of gill opening at or above upper end of pectoral-fin base. Jaw teeth in 1 or 2 series, forming a cutting edge.

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