Sea conger

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Sea conger
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Genus: Ariosoma
Species:
A. anagoides
Binomial name
Ariosoma anagoides
(Bleeker, 1853)
Synonyms[1]
  • Conger anagoides Bleeker, 1853
  • Alloconger anagoides (Bleeker, 1853)

The sea conger (Ariosoma anagoides), also known as the big-eye conger,[2] is an eel in the family Congridae (conger/garden eels).[3] It was described by Pieter Bleeker in 1853, originally under the genus Conger.[4] It is a tropical, marine eel which is known from the western Pacific Ocean, including Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan; the eastern China Sea, and the East Indies. It leads a benthic lifestyle and dwells in sand and mud. Males can reach a maximum total length of 51 centimetres.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Synonyms of Ariosoma anagoides at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ Common names for Ariosoma anagoides at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ a b Ariosoma anagoides at www.fishbase.org.
  4. ^ Bleeker, P., 1853 [ref. 339] Bijdrage tot de kennis der Muraenoïden en Symbranchoïden van den Indischen Archipel. Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen. v. 25 (art. 5): 1-62+ 63-76