Conger oceanicus

Conger oceanicus
Conger Eel – Conger oceanicus
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
CongridaeConger oceanicus(Mitchill)1818Conger Eel

Conger oceanicus

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 less than 40% total length. Posterior nostril at or above mideye level. Dorsal- and anal-fin rays segmented. Maxillary and mandibular teeth in 1 or 2 rows, the outer row forming a cutting edge. Upper labial flange well developed.

Similar Species: Longeye Conger Gnathophis bracheatopos. 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 less than 40% total length. Posterior nostril at or above mideye level. Dorsal- and anal-fin rays segmented. Maxillary and mandibular teeth in bands or in 2 rows, not forming a cutting edge. Tip of tail slightly stiffened and caudal fin somewhat reduced. A narrow upper labial flange present.

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