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

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Heteroconger balteatus Western Indian Ocean 33.1 TL 1999
Heteroconger camelopardalis Southwest Atlantic 50.1 TL 1980
Heteroconger canabus White-ring garden eel Eastern Central Pacific 80 TL 1974
Heteroconger chapmani Western Central Pacific 69 TL 1923
Heteroconger cobra Garden eel Western Central Pacific 40 TL 1981
Heteroconger congroides Western Indian Ocean 1928
Heteroconger digueti Cortez garden eel Eastern Central Pacific 63 TL 1923
Heteroconger enigmaticus Enigma garden eel Western Pacific 43.7 TL 1999
Heteroconger hassi Spotted garden-eel Indo-Pacific 40 TL 1959
Heteroconger klausewitzi Galapagos garden eel Southeast Pacific 70 TL 1983
Heteroconger lentiginosus Masked garden eel Western Central Pacific 77 TL 1981
Heteroconger longissimus Brown garden eel Eastern Atlantic 51 TL 1870
Heteroconger luteolus Yellow garden eel Western Central Atlantic 1989
Heteroconger mercyae Mercy's garden eel Western Pacific 67.8 TL 2009
Heteroconger obscurus Obscure garden eel Eastern Indian Ocean 33.6 TL 1959
Heteroconger pellegrini Speckled garden eel Eastern Pacific 63 TL 1999
Heteroconger perissodon Black garden eel Indo-West Pacific 53.7 TL 1981
Heteroconger polyzona Zebra garden eel Indo-West Pacific 34.7 TL 1868
Heteroconger taylori Taylor's garden eel Western Central Pacific 47.9 TL 1995
Heteroconger tomberua Western Central Pacific 42.8 TL 1999
Heteroconger tricia Tricia's garden eel Eastern Indian Ocean 49.6 TL 1999



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