Manytooth conger

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Manytooth conger
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Genus: Conger
Species:
C. triporiceps
Binomial name
Conger triporiceps
Kanazawa, 1958

The manytooth conger (Conger triporiceps), also known as the manytooth conger eel or simply the conger eel,[1] is an eel in the family Congridae (conger/garden eels).[2] It was described by Robert H. Kanazawa in 1958.[3] It is a tropical, marine eel which is known from the western Atlantic Ocean, including the United States, Bermuda, the Antilles, the western Caribbean, and Brazil. It dwells at a depth range of 3–55 metres, and leads a benthic lifestyle, inhabiting rocky regions and coral reefs. Males can reach a maximum total length of 100 centimetres, but more commonly reach a TL of 80 cm.[2]

The manytooth conger is harvested by subsistence fisheries.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Common names for Conger triporiceps at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ a b c Conger triporiceps at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ Kanazawa, R. H., 1958 (6 Oct.) [ref. 12078] A revision of the eels of the genus Conger with descriptions of four new species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 108 (no. 3400): 219-267, Pls. 1-4.