Southern conger

The Southern conger lives in the demersal, marine environment.

The fish was a 104 cm long Southern Conger-eel, caught on hook and line at The Peak, New South Wales, at a depth of 110 m. It is now stored in the Australian Museum Fish Collection (AMS I. 38901-001). The distinctive bands of teeth can be seen in the bottom image. More

In Australia, the Southern Conger Eel occurs in southern New South Wales, Victoria, all sides of Tasmania, Kent Group and other parts of Bass Strait, and south-eastern South Australia, with the upper South-East of S.A. More

Southern Conger-eel the dorsal fin begins above the tip of the pectoral fin. Other differences include the number of vertebrae, lateral line pores and dorsal fin ray counts. More

Common names

Southern conger in English
Suidelike seepaling in Afrikaans
Sydlig havål in Danish (dansk)
南非頜吻鰻 in Mandarin Chinese
南非颌吻鳗 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Anguilliformes
Family : Congridae
Genus : Gnathophis
Species : Gnathophis capensis
Authority : Kaup, 1856