Whitespotted conger

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Whitespotted conger
Conger myriaster.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Genus: Conger
Species: C. myriaster
Binomial name
Conger myriaster
Brevoort, 1856

Anguilla myriaster Brevoort, 1856
Astroconger myriaster Brevoort, 1856
Conger japonicus Bleeker, 1879 [1]

Conger myriaster eels.

Whitespotted conger (Conger myriaster) (Japanese name: ma-anago) is in the family of conger eels, widespread in the Northwest Pacific near the coasts of Japan, Korean Peninsula, and the East China Sea. C. myriaster inhabits shallow sea bottom sand and mud. It is also consumed as food and is a common item on menus in Japan and abroad as anago. Its maximum total length is 100 cm.


  1. ^ Smith, D.G., Schwarzhans, W.W. & Pogonoski, J.J. (2016): The Identity of Conger japonicus Bleeker, 1879 (Anguilliformes: Congridae). Copeia, 104 (3): 734-737.