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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae Conger and garden eels
Subfamily: Bathymyrinae
Genus: Ariosoma

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ariosoma anago Silvery conger Indo-West Pacific. 60 TL 1846
Ariosoma anagoides Sea conger Western Pacific 51 TL 1853
Ariosoma anale Longtrunk conger Western Atlantic 36.3 TL 1860
Ariosoma balearicum Bandtooth conger Eastern Atlantic 35 TL 1809
Ariosoma bauchotae Western Indian Ocean 1983
Ariosoma coquettei Western Central Atlantic 28.1 TL 1977
Ariosoma fasciatum Barred sand conger Indo-Pacific 60 SL 1872
Ariosoma gilberti Gilbert's garden eel Eastern Central Pacific 27 TL 1898
Ariosoma howensis Lord Howe conger Western Pacific 42.2 TL 1916
Ariosoma major Northwest Pacific 53 TL 1958
Ariosoma marginatum Large-eye conger Eastern Central Pacific 38 TL 1875
Ariosoma mauritianum Blunt-tooth conger Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1914
Ariosoma meeki Northwest Pacific 53 TL 1900
Ariosoma megalops Western Central Pacific. 14.9 SL 1938
Ariosoma mellissii Silver Eel Southeast Atlantic 42.8 TL 1870
Ariosoma multivertebratum Eastern Central Pacific 54.2 TL 2004
Ariosoma nigrimanum Western Indian Ocean 33.5 TL 1939
Ariosoma obud Western Central Pacific 1923
Ariosoma ophidiophthalmus Western Indian Ocean 1991
Ariosoma opistophthalmum Southwest Atlantic 27.2 TL 1839
Ariosoma prorigerum Slope conger Eastern Pacific 35 TL 1891
Ariosoma sanzoi Western Indian Ocean 1928
Ariosoma sazonovi Western Pacific 39.5 TL 2004
Ariosoma scheelei Tropical conger Indo-Pacific. 20 TL 1896
Ariosoma selenops Western Central Atlantic 1934
Ariosoma sereti Eastern Central Pacific 26.5 TL 2004
Ariosoma shiroanago Northwest Pacific 40 TL 1958
Ariosoma sokotranum Western Indian Ocean 1991

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