Shorelines Animals

Conger Eel
Conger Eel
Class: Fishes: 4 classes Diet: Fish, crustaceans, octopus
Order: Anguilliformes: Eels
Size: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Family: No Fish family information Conservation Status: Non-threatened
Scientific Name: Conger conger Habitat: shallow waters, often close to rocks
Range: North Atlantic Ocean: coasts from Iceland to Northern Africa; Mediterranean Sea

Size of Conger EelA large, fairly common fish on rocky shores, the conger eel has a scaleless, cylindrical body, prominent pectoral fins and a long-based dorsal fin, which originates well forward near the head. The upper jaw overlaps the lower. The conger feeds on fish, crustaceans, particularly crabs, and octopus.  Usually found in shallow water, adult congers migrate to deeper water to spawn. The eggs hatch into transparent larvae, which drift in surface waters for 1 to 2 years before they develop into small eels.

Range of Conger Eel
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