Eastern Conger, Conger "wilsoni"

Other Names: Common Conger-eel, Conger Eel, Short-finned Conger Eel, Short-finned Conger-eel, Wilson's Conger Eel

An Eastern Conger, Conger "wilsoni", at Minnamurra, New South Wales, 7 February 2007. Source: sascha / iNaturalist.org. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

Although this species has long been known as Conger wilsoni”, that name was intended for a moray eel. The correct name for the Eastern Conger is yet to be determined (Smith 2008).

Cite this page as:
Bray, D.J. 2022, Conger "wilsoni" in Fishes of Australia, accessed 24 May 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/3910

Eastern Conger, Conger "wilsoni"

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Off Noosa, QLD, to Lake Tyers, VIC, and the Recherche Archipelago to Dongarra, WA; also Middleton Reef and Lord Howe Island, Tasman Sea. Possibly also New Zealand.

Similar Species

The Eastern Conger differs from the Southern Conger, Conger verreauxi, in having the dorsal-fin origin slightly behind the pectoral-fin tip (vs above the pectoral-fin tip in the Southern Conger). In addition, the Eastern Conger is more slender, has a smaller eye, and differs in number of vertebrae, lateral line pores and dorsal-fin rays.


Bray, D.J. 2022

Eastern Conger, Conger "wilsoni"


Smith, D.G. 2008. Family Congridae. pp. 174-179, in Gomon. M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp.

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CAAB Code:37067001

Depth:2-150 m

Habitat:Reefs, in caves & crevices

Max Size:150 cm TL

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