Rhynchoconger gracilior

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
CongridaeRhynchoconger gracilior(Ginsburg)1951Whiptail Conger

Rhynchoconger gracilior

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 bands or in 2 rows, not forming a cutting edge. Tip of tail soft and flexible. Caudal fin not reduced. Vomerine teeth in 2 or more rows, at least anteriorly, ending before posterior end of maxillary tooth patch. Teeth small; vomerine tooth patch round or slightly elongate. Rudimentary upper labial flange present. Pores along upper jaw small. A pore present in supraorbital canal between anterior and posterior nostril.

Similar Species: Yellow Conger Rhynchoconger flavus. 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 soft and flexible. Caudal fin not reduced. Vomerine teeth in 2 or more rows, at least anteriorly, ending before posterior end of maxillary tooth patch. Teeth small; vomerine tooth patch round or slightly elongate. Rudimentary upper labial flange present. Pores along upper jaw small. Supraorbital pore between anterior and posterior nostril.

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