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Accepted name: Conger conger (Linnaeus, 1758)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Conger conger [Artedi, 1738] Linnaeus, 1758

Synonyms:

Muraena Conger [Artedi, 1738] Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat., ed. X: 245 ('Habitat in Oceano Europaeo'). Type lost.
Muraena conger: Bonnaterre, 1788: 35, pl. 24 (fig. 22) Bloch, 1791, 5: 37, pl. 155 Lacepède, 1800, 2: 268 Schneider apud Bloch, 1801: 487 Donovan, 1808, 5: pl. 119 Risso, 1810: 92 Pallas, 1814, 3: 72 Cuvier, 1817, 2: 231; 1829, 2: 350 Gronow, 1854: 19 Nilsson, 1855: 680.
Anguilla conger: Shaw, 1803, 4: 20, pl. 1 Turton, 1807: 87 Rafinesque-Schmaltz, 1810b: 38 Fleming, 1828: 200 Jenyns, 1835a: 478 Kröyer, 1846, 3: 603.
Muraena nigra Risso, 1810, Ichth. Nice: 93 ('rochers' de Nice). Type lost.
Conger verus Risso, 1826, Hist. nat. Eur. mérid., 3: 201 ('Nice'), substitute name.
Conger niger: Risso, 1826, 3: 201 Bonaparte, 1845: 38, no. 323 Guichenot, 1850, 5: 113 Kaup, 1856b: 113.
Conger vulgaris Yarrell, 1831, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond.: 158, substitute name.
Conger vulgaris: Parnell, 1831: 388 Yarrell, 1836, 2: 402 Selys-Longchamps, 1842: 245 Bonaparte, 1845: 38, no. 321 Guichenot, 1850, 5: 112 Kaup, 1856: 111 Marcotte, 1860: 396 Günther, 1870, 8: 38 (pro parte) Schlegel, 1870: 90, pl. 9 (fig. 2) Moreau, 1881, 3: 565 Day, 1883: 250 Hilgendorf, 1888: 213 Carus, 1893, 2: 541 Soljan, 1948: 128.
Congrus vulgaris: Lowe, 1837: 192 Richardson, 1848: 107.
Conger rubescens Ranzani, 1840, Nov. Comment. Acad. Sci. Inst. Bonon., 4: 82, pl. 12 (fig. 2) ('Mediterranean').
Conger communis Costa, 1844-1845, Fauna Regn. Napoli, (48-49): 2, substitute name.
Leptocephalus conger: Fowler, 1912: 9 (pro parte).
Conger conger: Boutellier, 1918: 34 Fowler, 1923b: 33(pro parte) Gruvel, 1924: 31 Buen, 1926: 42, 164 Gruvel, 1927: 10 Ancona, 1930: pl. 134 (fig. 1) Nobre, 1935: 383 Fowler, 1936: 268 (pro parte) Cadenat, 1937: 437 Gruvel & Besnard, 1937: 31 Lavergne, 1937: 437 Lozano Rey, 1947: 522, pl. 7 (fig. 1) Poll, 1947: 167 Soljan, 1948: 395 Maul, 1948b: 145 Ben-Tuvia, 1953a: 8 Dieuzeide et al., 1954, 2: 92 Collins, 1954: 15 Albuquerque, 1954-1956: 410 Dollfus, 1955: 110 Kanazawa, 1958: 248, pl. 1b (fig. 2-3) Postel, 1959-1960: 149, 250 Duncker, 1960: 162 Riedl, 1963: 517 Tortonese, 1963c: 165 Wheeler, 1969: 229 Tortonese, 1970e: 324, fig. 123B, 130 Tortonese & Casanova Queirolo, 1970: 29.


Common names:

conger eel [En]
congre [Fr]
congrio [Es]
congro [Pr]
cungri [Eg]
gringou [Ar]
grongo [It]
kongr [Ar]
meeraal [De]
migri [Tu]
mongri [He]
qonger mazuy [Iw]
sanoure [Ar]
ugor [Hr]
zeepaling [Ne]
congeraal[Ne]

Conger eel (Conger conger)