Silvery conger

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Silvery conger
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Genus: Ariosoma
Species: A. anago
Binomial name
Ariosoma anago
(Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)
Synonyms[1]
  • Conger anago Temminck & Schlegel, 1846
  • Anago anago (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)
  • Ariosome anago (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) (misspelling)

The silvery conger (Ariosoma anago) also known as the sea conger, the darkfin conger, the dark-finned conger-eel, or simply the conger eel,[2] is an eel in the family Congridae (conger/garden eels).[3] It was described by Coenraad Jacob Temminck and Hermann Schlegel in 1846, originally under the genus Conger.[4] It is a tropical, marine eel which is known to dwell in sandy and muddy bottoms on coasts in the Indo-west Pacific. Males can reach a maximum total length of 60 centimetres.

The Silvery conger's diet consists primarily of benthic crustaceans and finfish.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Synonyms of Ariosoma anago at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ Common names for Ariosoma anago at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ Ariosoma anago at www.fishbase.org.
  4. ^ Temminck, C. J. and H. Schlegel, 1846 [ref. 4374] See Temminck & Schlegel 1843 [ref. 4370]. Parts 10-14: 173-269
  5. ^ Food items reported for Ariosoma anago at www.fishbase.org.