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

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Gnathophis andriashevi Southeast Pacific 36.5 TL 1990
Gnathophis asanoi Western Pacific 35 TL 2004
Gnathophis bathytopos Blackgut conger Western Atlantic 35 TL 1977
Gnathophis bracheatopos Longeye conger Western Atlantic 35 TL 1977
Gnathophis capensis Southern conger Southeast Atlantic 37 TL 1856
Gnathophis castlei Castle's conger Western Central Pacific 34.2 TL 2000
Gnathophis cinctus Hardtail conger Eastern Pacific 42 TL 1899
Gnathophis codoniphorus Northeast Atlantic 1972
Gnathophis ginanago Northwest Pacific 40 TL 1958
Gnathophis grahami Graham's conger Southwest Pacific 2000
Gnathophis habenatus Little conger eel Indo-West Pacific 43 TL 1848
Gnathophis heterognathos Western Pacific 41.5 TL 1858
Gnathophis heterolinea Western Indian Ocean 1968
Gnathophis leptosomatus Western Indian Ocean 1983
Gnathophis longicauda Little conger Indo-West Pacific 1888
Gnathophis macroporis Largepore conger Eastern Indian Ocean 2000
Gnathophis melanocoelus Eastern Indian Ocean 2000
Gnathophis microps Smalleye conger Eastern Indian Ocean 2000
Gnathophis musteliceps Western Indian Ocean 1894
Gnathophis mystax Thinlip conger Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1809
Gnathophis nasutus Eastern Indian Ocean 2000
Gnathophis neocaledoniensis Western Pacific 18.5 TL 2004
Gnathophis nystromi Western Pacific 45 TL 1901
Gnathophis parini Southeast Pacific 13.7 TL 1990
Gnathophis smithi Southeast Pacific 41.1 TL 1990
Gnathophis tritos Western Central Atlantic 1977
Gnathophis umbrellabius Umbrella conger Southwest Pacific. 45 TL 1948
Gnathophis xenica Northwest Pacific 32 TL 1951



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cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013