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Species: Ariosoma anale, Longtrunk conger

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no pores between or just behind eyes or on top of nape
gill opening length < space between gills
LL 55-59 pores before anus

Ariosoma anale (Poey, 1860)

Longtrunk conger

Body stout; tail 48-51% of TL;  no pores over, between or behind eyes or on nape; snout round, projecting a little, its length ~equal to large eye; front nostril tubular, forward pointing near tip of snout; rear nostril a small oval hole in front of and a little below middle of eye; both lips with well developed flanges; jaw teeth small, pointed, in bands; teeth at top front of mouth in a patch about as long as broad, indistinctly separated from narrow top jaw tooth band; patch of teeth on roof of mouth doesn’t reach back to level of  middle of top jaw band; length of gill opening < distance between gill openings under throat; upper edge of gill opening at middle of pectoral fin base; dorsal fin begins over pectoral fin base; pectoral well developed, long; dorsal and anal fins continuous with the tail fin; tip of tail blunt, stiff, with reduced tail fin; lateral line pores before anus 55-59.

Grey; dorsal, anal and pectoral fins black; stomach and intestine pale.

Reaches 36.3 cm.

Sandy bottoms.

Depth range: 11-200 m.

E and W Atlantic; the Gulf of Mexico to the Guianas.


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Salinity
  • Marine
  • Marine Only
Inshore/Offshore
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom only
  • Bottom
Habitat
  • Soft bottom (mud/sand/gravel/beach/estuary/mangrove/seagrass)
  • Reef and soft bottom
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Sand & gravel
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
FishBase Habitat
  • Reef Associated
  • Demersal
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • Data
Diet
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
  • Bony fishes
  • Data
Egg Type
  • Data
  • Pelagic
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • Greater Caribbean non-endemic
  • All species
  • Transatlantic (East+West Atlantic)
Regional Endemism
  • GC non-endemic
  • Extends South of GC
  • Continent + Island (s)
  • All species
  • Continent
  • Island (s)
Residency
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Subtropical (23-35N, Florida / Carolinas / Bermuda)
  • Equatorial (0-10N, Costa Rica / Venezuela)
  • Tropical (10-23N, Nicaragua / Cuba)
IUCN Red List
  • Least concern
  • Listed
CITES
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 36.3
Depth Range Min
  • 11
Depth Range Max
  • 200