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Myroconger nigrodentatus
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Myroconger nigrodentatus

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Overview
Main identification features
  • eye large
  • d: high, origin before pectoral
  • lower jaw projects
  • broad pectoral
MYROCONGER

CONGER-MORAY EELS

Body compressed, moray like; front nostril tubular, rear nostril a hole near front of top of eye; eye large; gill opening a horizontal slit under pectoral fin; pectoral fin well developed; dorsal fin well developed, origin before gill opening; lateral line reduced to a few pores on pectoral region.

This tropical genus has 4 species, one endemic to our region, and the others in the west Pacific and central Atlantic.


References
  • Béarez, P., 1996., Lista de los Peces Marinos del Ecuador Continental., Revista de Biologia Tropical, 44:731-741.
  • Böhlke, E. B., 1989., Fishes of the Western North Atlantic., Sears Foundation for Marine Research1:655pp.
  • Castle , P. H. J. and Béarez, P., 1995., Two new species of Myroconger (Anguilliformes, Myrocongridae) from the Pacific Ocean., Cybium, 19:211-222.
  • Jimenez-Prado, P., Béarez, P., 2004., Peces marinos del Ecuador continental / Marine fishes of continental Ecuador., SIMBIOE/NAZCA/IFEA tomo 1 y 2.

Acknowledgements

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