Cynoponticus savanna (Bancroft, 1831)
Guayana pike-conger
photo by JAMARC

Family:  Muraenesocidae (Pike congers)
Max. size:  150 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 130.0 g
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine; depth range - 100 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: central America and larger islands of the Caribbean to Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Preanal lateral line pores 42-43; vertical and pectoral fins with black margin (Ref. 13608).
Biology:  Inhabits bays and estuaries. Found over muddy bottoms (Ref. 5217). Feeds mainly on benthic animals (Ref. 3793). Marketed fresh (Ref. 3793).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 August 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 17.10.90
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.10.18
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 30.03.98

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