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Species: Bathyuroconger vicinus, Large-tooth conger

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head large; tail long
large head pores
tail narrowing, soft flexible tip
jaws equal; no lip flanges
jaw teeth: in bands, multiple rows, front = fangs
roof mouth teeth: multiple rows, some large

Bathyuroconger vicinus (Vaillant, 1888)

Large-tooth conger

Elongate; tail  ~64 % of  TL, slender, narrowing to a point;  head large, 28-37% of head and body;  head with large pores above top jaw and below lower jaw; front nostril tubular, near front of snout, projects to side; rear nostril a small hole before about mid-eye; jaws nearly equal;  top and bottom lips without flanges; teeth = strong fangs; teeth between top jaws large, in two transverse rows, separated from those in center of roof of mouth; teeth on center front of roof of mouth few, at front, usually a large tooth in center of those;  teeth on top jaws in narrow bands, outer teeth larger; lower jaw with teeth in 2-3 irregular rows, front teeth of outer series much larger; dorsal fin begins over or a little behind pectoral base; pectoral well developed, its base ends above gill opening; dorsal and anal fins continuous with the tail fin; a complete lateral line.

Preserved fish brown to grey; inside gill chamber black; dorsal and anal fins edged with black at rear; stomach and intestine black.

Reaches 880 cm

Lives on and above soft bottoms

Depth range 120-1318 m

Trans-Atlantic; Gulf of Mexico to Guyana


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Salinity
  • Marine
  • Marine Only
Inshore/Offshore
  • Inshore
  • In & Offshore
  • Offshore
Water Column Position
  • Near Bottom
  • Bottom
  • Bottom + water column
Habitat
  • Mud
  • Sand & gravel
  • Soft bottom (mud/sand/gravel/beach/estuary/mangrove/seagrass)
  • Water column
FishBase Habitat
  • Bentho-Pelagic
Feeding Group
  • No Data
  • Carnivore
Diet
  • Bony fishes
  • Data
Egg Type
  • Pelagic
  • Pelagic larva
  • Data
Global Endemism
  • Greater Caribbean non-endemic
  • Transatlantic (East+West Atlantic)
Regional Endemism
  • Island (s)
  • GC non-endemic
  • Continent
  • Continent + Island (s)
  • Continental primarily
Residency
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Equatorial (0-10N, Costa Rica / Venezuela)
  • Subtropical (23-35N, Florida / Carolinas / Bermuda)
  • Tropical (10-23N, Nicaragua / Cuba)
IUCN Red List
  • Listed
  • Least concern
CITES
  • Not listed
Depth Range Max
  • 1318
Depth Range Min
  • 120
Length Max
  • 880