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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae Conger and garden eels
Subfamily: Congrinae
Genus: Rhynchoconger

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7 species (see list below)

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Western Pacific
Max. Length 65 cm TL

Rhynchoconger ectenurus

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Rhynchoconger flavus (Goode & Bean, 1896)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
Rhynchoconger flavus
[Yellow conger]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 61 cm TL

Rhynchoconger gracilior
[Whiptail conger]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 95 cm TL
Rhynchoconger guppyi (Norman, 1925)

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
Rhynchoconger guppyi

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Rhynchoconger nitens (Jordan & Bollman, 1890)

Photo by Robertson, R.
Rhynchoconger nitens
[Bignose conger]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

Rhynchoconger squaliceps

Photo by Osmany, H.B.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 57 cm TL
Rhynchoconger trewavasae Ben-Tuvia, 1993

Photo by Osmany, H.B.
Rhynchoconger trewavasae
7 Species of Family Congridae with Genus Rhynchoconger
(Conger and garden eels)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1909 Rhynchoconger ectenurus Western Pacific 65 TL
1896 Rhynchoconger flavus Yellow conger Western Atlantic 150 TL
1951 Rhynchoconger gracilior Whiptail conger Western Atlantic 61 TL
1925 Rhynchoconger guppyi Western Central Atlantic 95 TL
1890 Rhynchoconger nitens Bignose conger Eastern Central Pacific 40 TL
1894 Rhynchoconger squaliceps Eastern Indian Ocean
1993 Rhynchoconger trewavasae Western Indian Ocean 57 TL

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