Conger marginatus Valenciennes, 1850
Hawaiian mustache conger
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Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Congrinae
Max. size:  137 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaii and Johnston islands only.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 148-152. This species is characterized with its tail much longer than head and trunk, distance from tip of snout to anus 2.9-3.1 in TL; posterior nostril close to edge of orbit; dorsal fin origin over basal half of pectoral fins; a single row of conical teeth at side of jaws, compressed fore and aft, close-set, forming a shearing edge; colour brownish gray with a black band between upper lip and eye (absent in juveniles less than about 20cm long); median fins with distinct black margin; pectoral fins often with a large blackish area; dark gray to black bars are seen at night (Ref. 86689).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 13 October 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 12.07.13

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