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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4454.1.14

Review of the congrid eel genus Conger (Anguilliformes: Congridae) in Taiwan

DAVID G. SMITH, HSUAN-CHING HO

Abstract


The congrid eel genus Conger in Taiwan is reviewed. Five species are recognized, including C. jordani, C. cinereus, C. macrocephalus, C. myriaster and a newly collected species, C. philippinus. A mature male specimen of Conger myriaster is described for the first time. Specimens previously identified as C. japonicus (= C. myriaster) were misidentifications of above mentioned species. The diagnostic characters are discussed. Detailed data on all five species and a key to species in Taiwan are provided.


Keywords


Pisces, Taxonomy, Congridae, biodiversity, Taiwan

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