- Art Gallery -


Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Elopomorpha
Ordo: Anguilliformes
Subordo: Congroidei
Familia: Colocongridae
Genus: Coloconger


* Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2006. FishBase, version (02/2006). [1]

Vernacular names
日本語: フサアナゴ科

The Colocongridae or Worm eels are a family of eels, containing a single genus, Coloconger.

Colongrids are found in tropical waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and West Pacific oceans. They are bottom-dwelling fish, living in waters from 300 metres (980 ft) to 900 metres (3,000 ft) depth.[1] Compared with other eels, they have a relatively short and stubby body, with a blunt snout.


There are eight known species of Colocongrid:[2]

Family Colocongridae

* Genus Coloconger
o Coloconger cadenati
o Coloconger canina
o Coloconger eximia
o Coloconger giganteus (Giant leptocephalus)
o Coloconger japonicus
o Coloconger meadi
o Coloconger raniceps (Froghead eel)
o Coloconger scholesi (Indo-Pacific short-tail conger)


1. ^ McClosker, John F. (1998). Paxton, J.R. & Eschmeyer, W.N.. ed. Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. p. 89. ISBN 0-12-547665-5.
2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2009). "Colocongridae" in FishBase. January 2009 version.

Biology Encyclopedia

Fish Images

Source: Wikipedia, Wikispecies: All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License