Conger Schaeffer 1760 (conger eel)

Actinopteri - Anguilliformes - Congridae

Parent taxon: Congridae according to W. Schwarzhans 2003

See also Casier 1966, Gaemers 1984, Girone et al. 2006, Purdy et al. 2001, Sepkoski 2002 and Thurmond and Jones 1981

Sister taxa: Ariosoma, Ariosominae, Bathycongrus, Bolcyrus, Gnathophis, Gorgasia, Heteroconger, Paraconger, Paracongroides, Pseudophichthys, Rhechias, Rhynchoconger, Uroconger, Voltaconger, Xenomystax

Subtaxa: Conger acutus Conger conger Conger dissimilis Conger fornicatus Conger illaesus Conger meridies Conger oceanicus Conger vetustus

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Type: Muraena conger

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore


• Quaternary of Greece (1 collection), Italy (3), United States (1: Louisiana)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene of Italy (1), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of Belgium (1)

• Eocene of France (5), the United Kingdom (6), United States (6: Louisiana, Mississippi)

• Paleocene of Denmark (2)

Total: 29 collections including 33 occurrences

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