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Genus: Myroconger, Conger-Moray Eels

All Families:   All Genera:   All Species:

eye large
D: high, origin before pectoral
D & A join C
rear nostril = hole before eye
broad pectoral
LL = 5-7 pores over gill opening





Body elongate, compressed and moray like; eyes well developed; front nostril tubular, rear nostril a hole level with the upper edge of the eye; gill opening a slit under pectoral; well developed pectoral fins; dorsal and anal fins confluent with the tail fin; dorsal fin origin before the gill opening; lateral line greatly reduced, to only 5-7 pores on the body above gill opening.

BThis tropical genus has 4 species, one endemic to our region, and the others in the west Pacific and central Atlantic.