Whiptail conger

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Whiptail conger
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Genus: Rhynchoconger
Species: R. gracilior
Binomial name
Rhynchoconger gracilior
(Ginsburg, 1951)
  • Congrina gracilior Ginsburg, 1951
  • Hildebrandia gracilior (Ginsburg, 1951)

The whiptail conger (Rhynchoconger gracilior), also known as the conger eel in Cuba,[2] is an eel in the family Congridae (conger/garden eels).[3] It was described by Isaac Ginsburg in 1951, originally under the genus Congrina.[4] It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from the western Atlantic Ocean, including the United States in the northern Gulf of Mexico and northern South America. It is known to dwell at a depth of 203 metres (666 ft). Males can reach a maximum total length of 61 centimetres (24 in).[3]


  1. ^ Synonyms of Rhynchoconger gracilior at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ Common names for Rhynchoconger gracilior at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ a b Rhynchoconger gracilior at www.fishbase.org.
  4. ^ Ginsburg, I., 1951 (30 Sept.) [ref. 1804] The eels of the northern Gulf Coast of the United States and some related species. Texas Journal of Science v. 3 (no. 3): 431-485.