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Conger japonicus Bleeker 1879


Currently Accepted Name: Conger japonicus Bleeker 1879

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Domain : Eukaryota
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Subphylum : Vertebrata
Superclass : Gnathostomata
Grade : Teleostomi
Class : Actinopterygii
Subclass : Neopterygii
Division : Teleostei
Subdivision : Elopomorpha
Order : Anguilliformes
Family : Congridae
Genus : Conger
Species : japonicus

Selected Name

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Name: Conger japonicus
Author: Bleeker 1879
Genus: Conger
Species: japonicus

Current Name

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Current Name: Conger japonicus
Current Author: Bleeker 1879
Current Genus: Conger
Current Species: japonicus
Current Summary: Conger japonicus Bleeker 1879 Congridae.

Original Name

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Original Name: Conger japonicus
Original Author: Bleeker 1879
Original Genus Species: Conger japonicus
Original Genus: Conger
Original Species: japonicus

Original Description

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Original Name:Conger japonicus Bleeker 1879
Reference: [ref. 460]
Journal Acronym: VAA
Journal: Verslagen en Mededeelingen der Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen. Afdeling Natuurkunde.
Article: Énumerátion des espèces de poissons actuellement connues du Japon et description de trois espèces inédites.
Citation: v. 18
Pages: 1-33
Drawings: Pls. 1-3
Text Page: 32
Illustrations: Pl. 2 (fig. 2)
Type Locality: Japan.
Primary Type: Holotype (unique): ZMH 3748
Type Catalog: Wilkens & Dohse 1993:414 [ref. 21161].


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* Valid as Conger japonicus Bleeker 1879.

Ida in Okamura et al. 1982 - [ref. 8256] - Fishes of the Kyushu-Palau Ridge and Tosa Bay. The intensive research of unexploited fishery resources on continental slopes. Japan Fisheries Resource Conservation Association, Tokyo. Page: 61, 318

Asano in Masuda et al. 1984 - [ref. 6441] - The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Tokai Univ. Press. Page: 28

Lee & Joo 1999 - [ref. 25724] - First record of two congrid eels (Anguilliformes, Congridae) from Korea. Page: 28

Nakabo 2000 - [ref. 25086] - (Ed.) Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species. Second edition. Tokai University Press. Page: 229

Smith in Randall & Lim 2000 - [ref. 25122] - A checklist of the fishes of the South China Sea. Page: 586

Shinohara et al. 2001 - [ref. 25995] - Annotated Checklist of the Deepwater Fishes from Fishes from Tosa Bay, Japan. Page: 294

Nakabo 2002 - [ref. 26001] - (Ed.) Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species, English edition. Tokai University Press. Page: 229

Youn 2002 - [ref. 26218] - Fishes of Korea, with pictorial key and systematic list. Page: 146, 494

* Status uncertain.

Smith 1989 - [ref. 13285] - [Various eel families] In: Böhlke, E. B. (ed.) [ref. 13282]. Page: 515

Distribution and Habitat

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Water Type: Salt
Habitat: demersal
Depth Range: No depth range available.
Distribution: Western North Pacific.


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Maximum Length: 1400mm(TL)
55.12" (TL)


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Conger japonicus Bleeker 1879
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Common Names

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Common NameUsed InLanguage
Beach congerUnited KingdomEnglish

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Distribution of Conger japonicus

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