Species Ariosoma balearicum (Bandtooth conger)

This species has a serpentiform cylindrical body, with an average size of 30-40cm. Dorsal, caudal and anal fins are welded and have a black line. Does not have scales. Colour is pale yellow, greyish or ochre, dotted with pink or white spots. Its head is conical. Eyes are big, close to each other and with an orange line surrounding them. It is often found buried in the sand.

Similar species, such as Ophidion barbatum can be confused, but these are shorter, have two barbels, and dorsal fin starts behind the pectoral.

Gnathophis mystax is light grey, and presents black highlight in the back of dorsal and anal fins. Snout is sharper, and its teeth can be observed even when they have their mouth closed.

Paraconger macrops show a black spot at the beginning of the dorsal fin.


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Species profile
  • Is marine

Vernacular names for species Ariosoma balearicum

Albanianngjale deti e baleareveWorms
Catalancongre roig, congre ros, congre dolç, congre de sucreWorms, Worms, Worms, Worms
Croatianugoric zlatarWorms
Czechúhořovec malýWorms
DanishBalearisk havålWorms
Englishbandtooth congerWorms
Frenchcongre des BaléaresWorms
GermanAzorenmuräne, goldener Balearen-MeeraalWorms, Worms
Hebrewקונגר בלאריWorms
Italianuocchie 'e luce, Chelomougri, Cirrimbidda, Cicirusmiru, grongo delle BaleariWorms, Worms, Worms, Worms, Worms
MalteseSerp il-bahar, Morina falzaWorms, Worms
Polishkonger bialopletwyWorms
Spanishvarga, congrillo de charco, congrio balearWorms, Worms, Worms
Turkishmigri baligiWorms
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