Morphology Data of Conger marginatus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 2007
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral eel-like
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

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).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Conger marginatus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total 148 - 152

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   17 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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