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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: Muraenesocidae
Genus: Cynoponticus

Cynoponticus is a small genus of eels found throughout the Indo-Pacific. It is one of four genera in the family Muraenesocidae. It currently has three described species, which were formerly in the genus Muraenesox. Members are found in a wide distribution of the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific and Indian Oceans. They may be found in the west part of the Mediterranean Sea as well.[3][4] They are nonguarders of their young.[5]


* Cynoponticus coniceps - Red pike-conger (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)
* Cynoponticus ferox - Guinea pike-conger Costa, 1846
* Cynoponticus savanna - Guayana pike-conger (Bancroft, 1831)


1. ^ ITIS.gov
2. ^ EOL.org
3. ^ Smith, D.G. (1995). Muraenesocidae. Morenocios. p. 1301-1302. In W. Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) Guia FAO para Identification de Especies para lo Fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. 3
4. ^ Fishbase.org
5. ^ Fishbase.org

* Congridae. p. 156-167. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1 (Ref. 4453)

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