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

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Conger cinereus Rüppell, 1830

Photo by Photo by Kochzius, M.
 
Conger cinereus
[Longfin African conger]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Conger conger (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Conger conger
[European conger]
No picture found


 
Conger erebennus
[]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 160 cm TL
Conger esculentus Poey, 1861

Photo by Photo by Projeto Tamar
 
Conger esculentus
[Grey conger]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Conger japonicus Bleeker, 1879

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Conger japonicus
[Beach conger]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 78.5 cm TL
Conger macrocephalus Kanazawa, 1958

Photo by Photo by Bucol, A.A.
 
Conger macrocephalus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 137 cm TL

 
Conger marginatus
[Hawaiian mustache conger]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Conger myriaster (Brevoort, 1856)

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Conger myriaster
[Whitespotted conger]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 230 cm TL
Conger oceanicus (Mitchill, 1818)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Conger oceanicus
[American conger]
No picture found


 
Conger oligoporus
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 112 cm TL
Conger orbignianus Valenciennes, 1837

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Conger orbignianus
[Argentine conger]
No picture found


 
Conger philippinus
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Conger triporiceps Kanazawa, 1958

Photo by Photo by Schulke, J.
 
Conger triporiceps
[Manytooth conger]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Conger verreauxi Kaup, 1856

Photo by Photo by SeaFIC
 
Conger verreauxi
[Conger]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Conger wilsoni (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Le Noury, P.
 
Conger wilsoni
[Cape conger]



15 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Conger cinereus Longfin African conger Indo-Pacific 140 TL 1830
Conger conger European conger Eastern Atlantic 300 TL 1758
Conger erebennus Northwest Pacific 1901
Conger esculentus Grey conger Western Central Atlantic 160 TL 1861
Conger japonicus Beach conger Northwest Pacific 140 TL 1879
Conger macrocephalus Western Central Pacific 78.5 TL 1958
Conger marginatus Hawaiian mustache conger Eastern Central Pacific 137 TL 1850
Conger myriaster Whitespotted conger Northwest Pacific 100 TL 1856
Conger oceanicus American conger Western Atlantic 230 TL 1818
Conger oligoporus Eastern Central Pacific 1958
Conger orbignianus Argentine conger Eastern Atlantic 112 TL 1837
Conger philippinus Western Central Pacific. 1958
Conger triporiceps Manytooth conger Western Atlantic 100 TL 1958
Conger verreauxi Conger Eastern Indian Ocean 200 TL 1856
Conger wilsoni Cape conger Western Indian Ocean 150 TL 1801



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