Tropical conger

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Tropical conger
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Genus: Ariosoma
Species: A. scheelei
Binomial name
Ariosoma scheelei
(Strömman, 1896)
  • Leptocephalus scheelei Strömman, 1896

The tropical conger (Ariosoma scheelei), also known as the Scheele's conger,[2] is an eel in the family Congridae (conger/garden eels).[3] It was described by Pehr Hugo Strömman in 1896, originally under the genus Leptocephalus.[4] It is a tropical, marine eel which is known from the Indo-Pacific, including Natal and Mozambique. It inhabits reefs in lagoons, and is known to dwell at a depth of 9 metres. Males can reach a maximum total length of 20 centimetres.[3]


  1. ^ Synonyms of Ariosoma scheelei at
  2. ^ Common names for Ariosoma scheelei at
  3. ^ a b [ Ariosoma scheelei] at
  4. ^ Strömman, P. H., 1896 [ref. 4294] Leptocephalids in the University Zoological Museum at Upsala. Almqvist & Wiksell, Upsala. 1-53, Pls. 1-5.