Species Conger conger (Conger)

This species has a serpentiform body, cylindrical and depressed on the upper side, with an average size of 2m. The head is depressed, has a large mouth, thick lips, wide tongue, and a lot of small teeth. Eyes are big and rounded, has tubular nostrils close to the snout. Dorsal, caudal and anal fins are welded and have a black line. Pectoral fins are rounded. Does not have pelvic fins. Does not have scales, but mucus instead. Body is grey to black on its dorsal side, with white ventral surface. Lateral line is well-marked with white spots.

Can be confused with Ariosoma balearicum, but these are smaller, with grey to golden colour, and live in sandy bottoms, often found buried in the sand.

Can be differentiated from Anguilla anguilla because dorsal fin of these is very behind pectoral fins, and upper jaw is a bit shorter than the lower.

Subspecies

TaxonVernacular name (ENG)
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Species profile
  • Is marine

Vernacular names for species Conger conger

LanguageNameSource
Albaniangrua, gruja, ngjala e detit, ngjala e egërWorms, Worms, Worms, Worms
Basqueitsas aingiraWorms
Bretonsablienn, sili-môrWorms, Worms
CatalancongreWorms
CorsicangroncuWorms
CroatianugorWorms
Czechúhoř mořskýWorms
DanishhavålWorms
Dutch; Flemishkongeraal, kommeraal, congeraal, zeepaling, congoraalWorms, Worms, Worms, Worms, Worms
Englishconger, conger eel, European congerWorms, Worms, Worms
FaroesehavállurWorms
FinnishmeriankeriasWorms
Frenchcongre, congre d'EuropeWorms, Worms
Gaelic; Scottish Gaelican eascann choncairWorms
GermanMeeraal, CongeraalWorms, Worms
GreekΔρόγγος, MουγκρίWorms, Worms
Hebrewקונגר ים-תיכוניWorms
IcelandichafállWorms
IrisheascúWorms
Italiancongro, grongoWorms, Worms
MaltesegringuWorms
NorwegianhavålWorms
Norwegian BokmålhavålWorms
Norwegian NynorskhavålWorms
PolishkongerWorms
Portuguesesafio, congroWorms, Worms
RussianУгорь морской атлантическийWorms
SerbianugorWorms
SloveniangrujWorms
Spanishcongrio, congrio comúnWorms, Worms
SwedishhavsålWorms
Turkishmigri baligiWorms
UkrainianМорський вугор атлантичний , Вугор морський атлантичнийWorms, Worms
Welshmôr-lysywen, congrenWorms, Worms
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