Conger esculentus Poey, 1861
Grey conger
Conger esculentus
photo by Projeto Tamar

Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Congrinae
Max. size:  160 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 120 - 400 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Cuba and Jamaica (Ref. 3715); probably throughout northern South America (Ref. 5217). Cosmopolitan in tropical and subtropical waters.
Biology:  A benthic species (Ref. 26340) found in rocky areas or coral reefs (Ref. 5217). Feeds on fishes. Marketed fresh and salted.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 August 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Probably occurring in the area. Verification needed.

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 12.02.07

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