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”, this name that was intended for a moray eel. The correct name for the Eastern Conger is yet to be determined (Smith 2008).

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Conger "wilsoni" in Fishes of Australia, accessed 18 May 2022, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/3910

Eastern Conger, Conger "wilsoni"

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Off Noosa, QLD (26°28'S) to Lake Tyers, VIC (148°06`S), and Recherche Archipelago (122°14`E) to Dongarra (29°15`S) WA, and Middleton Reef and Lord Howe Island, Tasman Sea. Possibly also New Zealand.


Dianne J. Bray

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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