Coloconger cadenati

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Coloconger cadenati
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Colocongridae
Genus: Coloconger
Species: C. cadenati
Binomial name
Coloconger cadenati
Kanazawa, 1961

Coloconger cadenati is an eel in the family Colocongridae (worm eels/short-tail eels).[1] It was described by Robert H. Kanazawa in 1961.[2] It is a marine, deep-water dwelling eel which is known from Senegal to the Gulf of Guinea in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. It is known from a depth range of 270-600 m. Males can reach a maximum total length of 90 cm.[1] The diet of C. cadenati consists primarily of benthic crustaceans.[3]


  1. ^ a b Coloconger cadenati at
  2. ^ Kanazawa, R. H., 1961 [ref. 9357] A new eel, Coloconger cadenati and a redescription of the heterocongrid eel, Taenioconger longissimus (Günther) both from the coast of Senegal. Bulletin de l'Institut Francais d'Afrique Noire (Sér A) Sciences Naturelles v. 23 (no. 1): 108-115, Pls. 1-2.
  3. ^ Food items reported for Coloconger cadenati at