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Congresox talabon (Cuvier, 1829)
YELLOW PIKE CONGER
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Congresox talabon (Cuvier , 1829)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes ( gen. , sp. ) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Muraenesocidae (Pike congers)
Etymology: Congresox: Latin, conger = conger + Esox = old name for "pike" (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Cuvier .

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

Marine; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243 ); depth range ? - 100 m (Ref. 9830 ).   Tropical; 30°N - 11°S, 49°E - 127°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Indo-West Pacific: Sri Lanka and the Bay of Bengal to Indonesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 80.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7238 ); common length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7238 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Anal spines : 0; Vertebrae : 143 - 149. Mouth very large, upper jaw reaches well behind eye (Ref. 4832 ). Length of pectoral fin about 3.2 in head; lateral line pores before anus 41-42; dorsal fin rays before anus 70-75 (Ref. 9830 ). Dorsal fin inserted before gill-openings (Ref. 4832 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in coastal waters and in estuaries, over soft bottoms. Nocturnal, feeding mainly on bottom fishes and crustaceans. Marketed mainly fresh; no separate statistics available (Ref. 7238; 9830 ).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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Castle, P.H.J. , 1984. Muraenesocidae. In W. Fischer and G. Bianchi (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51). Volume III. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 7238 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Updated: 2020-01-25 12:16:29 gmt
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