Threadtail conger

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Threadtail conger
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Genus: Uroconger
Species:
U. syringinus
Binomial name
Uroconger syringinus
Ginsburg, 1954

The threadtail conger (Uroconger syringinus, also known as the slender-tail conger [1] ) is an eel in the family Congridae (conger/garden eels). [2] It was described by Isaac Ginsburg in 1954. [3] It is a marine, subtropical eel which is known from the eastern and western Atlantic Ocean, including the Gulf of Guinea, the Gulf of Mexico and Suriname. It is known to dwell at a depth range of 44 to 384 metres (144 to 1,260 ft). Males can reach a maximum total length of 38 centimetres (15 in). [2]

Eel order of fishes

An eel is any ray-finned fish belonging to the order Anguilliformes, which consists of four suborders, 20 families, 111 genera, and about 800 species. Eels undergo considerable development from the early larval stage to the eventual adult stage, and most are predators. The term “eel” originally referred to the European eel, and the name of the order means “European eel-shaped.”

Congridae family of fishes

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. The family includes over 180 species in 32 genera.

Isaac Ginsburg was a Lithuanian-born American ichthyologist.

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The Bullish conger is an eel in the family Congridae. It was described by David G. Smith and Robert H. Kanazawa in 1977, originally under the genus Rhechias. It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from the Gulf of Mexico to the Amazon, in the western Atlantic Ocean. It dwells at a depth range of 366–475 metres. Males can reach a maximum total length of 39.5 centimetres.

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The largehead conger is an eel in the family Congridae. It was described by Samuel Garman in 1899, originally under the genus Uroconger. It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from southern Canada to Chile, in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It dwells at a depth range of 165–935 metres. Males can reach a maximum total length of 100 centimetres.

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Large-toothed conger species of fish

The large-toothed conger is an eel belonging to the family Congridae. It was described by Léon Vaillant in 1888, originally as a species of the genus Uroconger.

The blackgut conger (Gnathophis bathytopos is an eel in the family Congridae. It was described by David G. Smith and Robert H. Kanazawa in 1977. It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from the Straits of Florida, USA, and the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, in the western Atlantic Ocean. It dwells at a depth range of 180–370 metres. Males can reach a maximum total length of 35 centimetres.

The longeye conger is an eel in the family Congridae. It was described by David G. Smith and Robert H. Kanazawa in 1977. It is a tropical, marine eel which is known from the United States and the eastern Gulf of Mexico, in the western Atlantic Ocean. It dwells at a depth range of 55–110 metres. Males can reach a maximum total length of 35 centimetres.

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Uroconger drachi is an eel in the family Congridae. It was described by Jacques Blache and Marie-Louise Bauchot in 1976. It is a marine, tropical eel which is known from a single specimen taken from Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo, in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. From the holotype it is known to dwell at a depth of 120 metres (390 ft). Males can reach a total length of 41.5 centimetres (16.3 in).

Uroconger erythraeus is an eel in the family Congridae. It was described by Peter Henry John Castle in 1982. It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from the Red Sea, in the western Indian Ocean. It is known to dwell at a depth range of 820 to 1,550 metres.

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The pale green eel, also known as the pale garden eel or the Cortez garden eel, is an eel in the family Congridae. It was described by Jacques Pellegrin in 1923, originally under the genus Taenioconger. It is a nonmigratory marine, deepwater-dwelling eel which is known from the eastern central Pacific Ocean, including the Gulf of California and Mexico. It dwells at a depth of 230 to 275 m and inhabits sandy sediments near reefs in large colonies. Males can reach a maximum total length of 63 cm (25 in).

Yellow garden eel species of fish

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Freckled pike-conger species of fish

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The spotted pike-conger, also known as the conger eel in Cuba, is an eel in the family Nettastomatidae. It was described by Isaac Ginsburg in 1951. It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from the western Atlantic Ocean, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Straits of Florida, USA. It dwells at a depth range of 130 to 420 metres, and inhabits benthic sediments of mud. Males can reach a maximum total length of 46 centimetres (18 in).

The Ridgefin eel is an eel in the family Ophichthidae. It was described by Isaac Ginsburg in 1951, originally under the genus Gordiichthys. It is a marine, tropical eel which is known from the eastern Gulf of Mexico, in the western Atlantic Ocean. It dwells at a depth range of 22 to 36 metres. Males can reach a maximum total length of 80.1 centimetres (31.5 in).

References

  1. Common names of Uroconger syringinus at www.fishbase.org.
  2. 1 2 Uroconger syringinus at www.fishbase.org.
  3. Ginsburg, I., 1954 (Aug.) [ref. 12645] Four new fishes and one little-known species from the east coast of the United States including the Gulf of Mexico. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences v. 44 (no. 8): 256-264.