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Species: Bathycongrus bullisi, Bullish Conger

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rear nostril near top edge of eye
no pores between and behind eyes
1 pore on nape
LL 39-45 pores before anus

Bathycongrus bullisi (Smith & Kanazawa, 1977)

Bullish Conger

Elongate; head and body 37-41% of TL; head 35-40% of head & trunk; tail slender, narrowing to a point; snout projecting, fleshy; front nostril tubular, near lower front of snout; rear nostril an oval hole near level of top of eye; bottom but not top lips with flanges, top lip with large pores; tteeth on top jaws and on side of lower jaws not visible when mouth is closed; teeth moderately large, both jaws with narrow bands of teeth, wider at front, outer row larger; teeth between front of top jaws in 3 transverse rows, separated from those on top jaws and vomer, exposed when mouth is closed; vomer with a round patch of teeth, 1-2 central teeth enlarged, more or less confluent with top jaw teeth; at front, a row of larger teeth along center; dorsal and anal fins continuous with the tail fin; dorsal fin origin slightly behind pectoral base; tail fin well developed; pectoral well developed; a complete lateral line; no pores behind eye; 39-45 lateral line pores before anus; no pores behind or between eyes .

Grey-brown above, slivery below; edges of vertical fins black at rear.

Reaches 60.6 cm.

Lives on soft bottoms.

Depth range: 55-549 m.

The Gulf of Mexico to the Amazon.

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Bottom only
  • Sand & gravel
  • Soft bottom (mud/sand/gravel/beach/estuary/mangrove/seagrass)
  • Soft bottom only
  • Mud
FishBase Habitat
  • Bathydemersal
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • Data
  • Data
  • Bony fishes
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
Egg Type
  • Data
  • Pelagic
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • Greater Caribbean non-endemic
  • West Atlantic Endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Also in Brazil
  • Continent
  • Continent only
  • Extends South of GC
  • GC non-endemic
  • All species
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Equatorial (0-10N, Costa Rica / Venezuela)
  • Subtropical (23-35N, Florida / Carolinas / Bermuda)
  • Tropical (10-23N, Nicaragua / Cuba)
IUCN Red List
  • Least concern
  • Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 60.6
Depth Range Min
  • 55
Depth Range Max
  • 549