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Conger cinereus Rüppell, 1830
Ashen Conger-eel; Black-edged Conger; Longfin Conger; Longfin African Conger

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Anguilliformes  
 Family Congridae  
 Genus Conger  
  Conger cinereus    Rüppell, 1830 
Provider: Chen, Yu-Hsin 
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Synonyms: Conger altipinnis Conger cinereus cinereus Conger cinereus marginatus Conger flavipinnatus Conger marginatus   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); 張詠絮,2011。臺灣海域糯鰻之分類研究,國立臺灣海洋大學碩士學位論文。
Character: Pectoral fin small. Fin-rays segmented; upper lip folded. Rictus in advance of rear margin of eye. Teeth small, premaxillary teeth not protrude when mouth closed. Teeth conical; upper and lower ⁊aws teeth in a row; vomerine teeth conical, in short band. Dorsal fin origin above midpoint of pectoral. Vertebrae 138-145. Total length 18.4 of body depth, 7.9 of head length; caudal length 1.7f the length from head to trunk; head length 4.7 of snout length; snout length 2.0 of the diameter of eye; Pectoral length 1.7of snout length. Rear of caudal compressed. Anus on anterior half of body. Body brown.  
Habitat: Inhabit in bottoms of coral reef to continental shelf.  
Distribution: Pacific. 
Utility: No enough quantity for fishery.  
Name Code: 380721
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Conger cinereus
Conger cinereus
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Conger cinereus
Conger cinereus
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Conger cinereus Rüppell , 1830

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Congridae (Conger and garden eels) > Congrinae
Etymology: Conger: Latin, conger = conger (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Rüppell .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 80 m (Ref. 9710 ).   Tropical; 32°N - 47°S, 24°E - 140°W

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Indo-Pacific: Persian Gulf (Ref. 68964 ), Red Sea and East Africa to the Marquesan and Easter islands, north to southern Japan and the Ogasawara Islands, south to northern Australia and Lord Howe Island; except in Hawaii, where former subspecies C. marginatus is found.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 140 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102 ); common length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11039 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Anal spines : 0; Vertebrae : 139 - 146. Flanges on upper and lower lips well developed; 2 rows of teeth in jaws, those of outer row larger; closely set and compressed to form cutting edge; 6th infraorbital pore located close behind and slightly above posterior angle of jaw. Dorsal fin begins over middle of appressed pectoral fin (Ref. 11039 , refer to key for other characters ). Brownish grey, yellow below and on fins, median fins with narrow black edge, black patch on lower rear edge of eye and on pectorals (Ref. 5323 ); assumes a pattern of broad dark bands at night (see also Ref. 4538, 1602). Body depth at gill opening 17-23 in TL (Ref. 90102 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Solitary species common on reef flats and seagrass beds of shallow lagoons but ranges to depths of 80 m on outer reef slopes (Ref. 1602 ). Also found in estuaries (Ref. 5213 ). Feeds on fish and crustaceans at night, assuming a pattern of broad dark grey bars (Ref. 11441 ).

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Smith, D.G. , 1999. Congridae. Conger eels. p. 1680-1686. In K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the WCP. Vol. 3. Batoid fishes, chimaeras and bony fishes part 1 (Elopidae to Linophrynidae). FAO, Rome. (Ref. 11039 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 16 August 2011

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

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