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Species: Conger triporiceps, Manytooth Conger

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1-2 pores behind eye; 3 pores top of nape
jaw teeth: 1-2 rows, outer row - > cutting edge
both lips with flanges, top flange wide
LL pores before anus 37-44

Conger triporiceps Kanazawa, 1958

Manytooth Conger

Body and tail moderately slender; tail 57-62% of TL, tail neither blunt nor thin, tip flexible; rear nostril a hole at or above mid-eye level; mouth horizontal; snout slightly projecting; teeth small, pointed; a round patch at top front of mouth, barely separated from a short triangular patch on roof of mouth; jaw teeth in 1-2 rows, outer row forming a cutting edge, inner row not separated from outer row by a toothless gap, teeth concealed when mouth is closed; both top and bottom lips with a flange, wide on top lip; pectoral fins present; dorsal fin begins behind base of pectoral, usually over tip of fin; dorsal and anal fins with segmented rays, confluent with tail fin; 1-2 pores behind eyes, 3 pores on top of nape; lateral line pores before anus 37-44.

Preserved fish grey brown; vertical fins with black edges.

Reaches 115 cm.

Lives on sandy bottoms, around reefs.

Depth range: 3-164 m.

Bermuda to Brazil.

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Bottom only
  • Reef only
  • Sand & gravel
  • Estuary
  • Mangrove
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
FishBase Habitat
  • Reef Associated
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • Data
  • Data
  • Bony fishes
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
  • Mobile benthic gastropods/bivalves
Egg Type
  • Data
  • Pelagic
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • Greater Caribbean non-endemic
  • West Atlantic Endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Also in Brazil
  • Extends South of GC
  • Continent
  • Continent + Island (s)
  • GC endemic
  • Island (s)
  • All species
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Subtropical (23-35N, Florida / Carolinas / Bermuda)
  • Tropical (10-23N, Nicaragua / Cuba)
IUCN Red List
  • Least concern
  • Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 115
Depth Range Min
  • 3
Depth Range Max
  • 164