Conger wilsoni (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Cape conger
Conger wilsoni
photo by Le Noury, P.

Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Congrinae
Max. size:  150 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; brackish; marine; depth range - 30 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: southern Mozambique to the Cape of Good Hope; also Maldives. Western Pacific: Australia, Lord Howe Island, and New Zealand. Possibly occurring in Japan.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 140-142. Brownish grey dorsally, creamy white ventrally. Wide dusky margin on median fins.
Biology:  Inhabits coastal waters and estuaries. Demersal on rocky reefs (Ref. 9563). Flesh highly esteemed.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 August 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  traumatogenic
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 19.03.93
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14

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