Swollengut worm eel

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Swollengut worm eel
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Moringuidae
Genus: Neoconger
Species: N. tuberculatus
Binomial name
Neoconger tuberculatus
(Castle, 1965)
  • Leptocephalus tuberculatus Castle, 1965

The swollengut worm eel[2] (Neoconger tuberculatus) is an eel in the family Moringuidae (spaghetti/worm eels).[3] It was described by Peter Henry John Castle in 1965, originally under the genus Leptocephalus.[4] It is a marine, temperate water-dwelling eel endemic to Australia.[3]


  1. ^ Synonyms of Neoconger tuberculatus at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ Common names for Neoconger tuberculatus at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ a b Neoconger tuberculatus at www.fishbase.org.
  4. ^ Castle, P. H. J., 1965 (16 Sept.) [ref. 9203] Moringuid leptocephali in Australasian waters. Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand Zoology v. 7 (no. 7): 125-133.