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Species: Paraconger caudilimbatus, Margintail conger

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snout length ~eye
D origin over pectoral
tail tip stiff
flanges on both lips, hollow behind top flange not divided
pectoral base within limits of gill opening

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Paraconger caudilimbatus (Poey, 1867)

Margintail conger

Body stout, ~cylindrical; tail 54-61% of TL; snout rounded, tapered; eye large (~snout length); front nostril tubular, near tip of snout, points forward & to side, with small pore behind; rear nostril a hole or tube in front of eye, below mid-eye level, with small pore above; lip flanges on sides of both jaws; hollow behind top lip flange not divided; jaw teeth in 2 irregular rows, outer row forms a cutting edge; top of mouth with a squarish patch in center, 1-2 rows at rear of lower jaw; dorsal origin over pectoral fin; pectoral fin well developed; top of gill opening above top of pectoral fin base; tip of tail stiff; dorsal and anal fins continuous with the tail fin; pores behind eyes; lateral line pores 40-43.

Grey-brown; edges of dorsal and anal fins dark.

Reaches 50 cm.

Lives on sandy bottoms, associated with reefs

Depth range: 0-70 m.

Bermuda to Panama.


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Salinity
  • Marine
  • Marine Only
Inshore/Offshore
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Bottom only
Habitat
  • Sand & gravel
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Soft bottom (mud/sand/gravel/beach/estuary/mangrove/seagrass)
  • Soft bottom only
FishBase Habitat
  • Reef Associated
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • Data
Diet
  • Data
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
  • Octopus/squid/cuttlefish
  • Zooplankton
Egg Type
  • Pelagic
  • Data
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • West Atlantic Endemic
  • Greater Caribbean non-endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Also in Brazil
  • All species
  • Continent
  • Island (s)
  • Extends South of GC
  • Continent + Island (s)
  • GC non-endemic
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
Length Max
  • 50
Depth Range Min
  • 0
Depth Range Max
  • 70