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

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Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Ariosoma anago (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Ariosoma anago
[Silvery conger]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Ariosoma anagoides (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Tonozuka, T.
 
Ariosoma anagoides
[Sea conger]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 36.3 cm TL
Ariosoma anale (Poey, 1860)

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Ariosoma anale
[Longtrunk conger]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Ariosoma balearicum (Delaroche, 1809)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Ariosoma balearicum
[Bandtooth conger]
No picture found


 
Ariosoma bauchotae
[]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 28.1 cm TL
Ariosoma coquettei Smith & Kanazawa, 1977

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Ariosoma coquettei
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Ariosoma fasciatum (Günther, 1872)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ariosoma fasciatum
[Barred sand conger]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Ariosoma gilberti (Ogilby, 1898)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Ariosoma gilberti
[Gilbert's garden eel]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 42.2 cm TL
Ariosoma howensis (McCulloch & Waite, 1916)

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Ariosoma howensis
[Lord Howe conger]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 53 cm TL
Ariosoma major (Asano, 1958)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Ariosoma major
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Ariosoma marginatum (Vaillant & Sauvage, 1875)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ariosoma marginatum
[Large-eye conger]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Ariosoma mauritianum (Pappenheim, 1914)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Ariosoma mauritianum
[Blunt-tooth conger]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 53 cm TL
Ariosoma meeki (Jordan & Snyder, 1900)

Photo by Photo by Shiina, M.
 
Ariosoma meeki
[]



Western Central Pacific.
Max. Length 14.9 cm SL
Ariosoma megalops Fowler, 1938

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Ariosoma megalops
[]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 42.8 cm TL
Ariosoma mellissii (Günther, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Brown,J./EMD, St Helena Government
 
Ariosoma mellissii
[Silver Eel]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 54.2 cm TL
Ariosoma multivertebratum Karmovskaya, 2004

Photo by Photo by Karmovskaya, E.
 
Ariosoma multivertebratum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 33.5 cm TL

 
Ariosoma nigrimanum
[]
No picture found


 
Ariosoma obud
[]
No picture found


 
Ariosoma ophidiophthalmus
[]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 27.2 cm TL
Ariosoma opistophthalmum (Ranzani, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Ariosoma opistophthalmum
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Ariosoma prorigerum (Gilbert, 1891)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Ariosoma prorigerum
[Slope conger]



Western Indian Ocean

Ariosoma sanzoi (D'Ancona, 1928)

Photo by Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Ariosoma sanzoi
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 39.5 cm TL
Ariosoma sazonovi Karmovskaya, 2004

Photo by Photo by Karmovskaya, E.
 
Ariosoma sazonovi
[]



Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Ariosoma scheelei (Strömman, 1896)

Photo by Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Ariosoma scheelei
[Tropical conger]



Western Central Atlantic

Ariosoma selenops Reid, 1934

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Ariosoma selenops
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 26.5 cm TL
Ariosoma sereti Karmovskaya, 2004

Photo by Photo by Karmovskaya, E.
 
Ariosoma sereti
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Ariosoma shiroanago
[]
No picture found


 
Ariosoma sokotranum
[]



28 species

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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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