WoRMS taxon details

Conger oceanicus (Mitchill, 1818)

158566  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:158566)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution Cape Cod to northeastern Florida  
Distribution Cape Cod to northeastern Florida [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Conger oceanicus (Mitchill, 1818). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=158566 on 2018-05-28
Date
action
by
2005-05-26 07:43:32Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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basis of record Scott, W.B.; Scott, M.G. (1988). Atlantic fishes of Canada. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. No. 219. 731 pp. [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofAnguilla oceanica Mitchill, 1818) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofConger oceanica (Mitchill, 1818)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Census of Marine Life (2012). SYNDEEP: Towards a first global synthesis of biodiversity, biogeography and ecosystem function in the deep sea. Unpublished data (datasetID: 3), available online at http://www.comlsecretariat.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/SYNDEEP-Towards-a-first-global-synthesis-of-biodiversity-biogeography-and-ecosystem-function-in-the-deep-sea-Eva-Ramirez-Llodra-et-al..pdf [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Diet Feeds on shrimps, crabs, molluscs and small fishes, including herring [details]

Distribution Cape Cod to northeastern Florida [details]

Habitat Found in coastal waters at depths of 1- 260 m. [details]

Habitat benthic [details]

Importance Social- Minor commercial [details]

Reproduction Spawning occurs once per lifetime offshore and during the summer; female produces up to 6 million eggs [details]
 

LanguageName 
English conger eel  [details]
Conger oceanicus, 391 m Gulf of Mexico

Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2017. Identification from photograph by D. Smith and A. Quattrini.