Overview

Distribution

Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Body without scales. Usually with pectoral fins. Branchiostegal rays 8-22.
  • MASDEA (1997).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

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Specimen Records: 742
Specimens with Sequences: 641
Specimens with Barcodes: 604
Species: 101
Species With Barcodes: 100
Public Records: 134
Public Species: 40
Public BINs: 43
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Congridae

The Congridae are the family of conger and garden eels. Congers are valuable and often large food fishes, while garden eels live in colonies, all protruding from the sea floor after the manner of plants in a garden (thus the name).[1] The family includes over 180 species in 32 genera.

The European conger, Conger conger, is the largest of the family; it has been recorded at up to 3 m (9.8 ft) in length and weighing 350 lb (160 kg).[2]

Congrids are found in tropical, subtropical and temperate seas across the world. Clear distinguishing features among congrids are few; they all lack scales, and most possess pectoral fins. They feed on crustaceans and small fish, and unlike some other eels, do not migrate to breed.[3]

Genera[edit]

Family Congridae

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References[edit]

  1. ^ McCosker, John F. (1998). Paxton, J.R. & Eschmeyer, W.N., ed. Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. pp. 88–89. ISBN 0-12-547665-5. 
  2. ^ British Conger Club
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2008). "Congridae" in FishBase. December 2008 version.
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