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Species: Myroconger nigrodentatus, Black-fanged conger-moray, Orange conger-moray

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eye large
broad pectoral
orange + yellow stripe

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Myroconger nigrodentatus Castle & Bearez, 1995

Black-fanged conger-moray, Orange conger-moray

Body elongate and very compressed; head sharp and slightly depressed; lower jaw slender, projecting slightly in front of upper jaw; eye large, oval; mouth extends back past eye, no lips; 3 rows of sharp teeth on each jaw, one on front of roof of mouth; front nostril a short narrow tube, posterior a hole with a low rim, closer to eye than snout, level with upper edge of eye; wide interorbital space; gill opening a horizontal slit under pectoral fin; pectoral fin broad and short; dorsal fin high (¼ body depth), begins in from of gill opening; tail pointed, a little longer than head and body combined; lateral line reduced to 6 small, hard to find pores on front of body (2 in front of pectoral).

Body and fins bright orange; bright yellow stripe from eye back along body above midline; many teeth with black bases.

Size: 36 cm.

Habitat: rocky bottoms.

Depth: from about 50 to 458 m.

Ecuador; the Galapagos and Isla del Coco.


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Salinity
  • Marine Only
  • Marine
Inshore/Offshore
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom only
  • Bottom
Habitat
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
  • Reef only
  • Rocks
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
FishBase Habitat
  • Demersal
Feeding Group
  • No Data
  • Carnivore
Diet
  • Octopus/squid/cuttlefish
  • Mobile benthic gastropods/bivalves
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
  • No Data
  • Mobile benthic worms
Egg Type
  • No data
  • Pelagic larva
  • Pelagic
Global Endemism
  • East Pacific endemic
  • All species
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
Regional Endemism
  • TEP endemic
  • Panamic province endemic
  • Continent + Island (s)
  • All species
  • Island (s)
  • Continent
Residency
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo)
IUCN Red List
  • Least concern
  • Listed
CITES
  • Not listed
Depth Range Max
  • 458
Depth Range Min
  • 50
Length Max
  • 36