Family Congridae Kaup 1856 (conger eel)

Actinopteri - Anguilliformes - Congridae

Parent taxon: Anguilliformes according to R. Betancur-R et al. 2013

See also Bannikov 2014, Carnevale et al. 2014, Casier 1966, Ebersole et al. 2019, Frizzell and Dante 1965, Gaemers 1984, Jordan 1963, Lin et al. 2017, Nolf and Dockery 1993, Nolf and Dockery 1990, Purdy et al. 2001, Schwarzhans 2003, Schwarzhans 2007, Schwarzhans and Bratischko 2011 and Weems 1999

Sister taxa: Anguilla, Anguillavus, Anguillidae, Anguilloidei, Anguilloididae, Bolcanguilla, Brannerion, Casierius, Chlopsidae, Congermuraena, Congroidei, Dinelops, Enchelion, Eodiaphyodus, Eomuraena, Eomyrophis, Eomyrus, Eurypharyngidae, Gazolapodus, Hajulia, Heterenchelyidae, Hoplunnis, Japonoconger, Lemkea, Leptocephalus, Libanechelyidae, Luenchelys, Micromyrus, Milananguillidae, Muraena, Muraenesocidae, Muraenidae, Muraenoidei, Mylomyrus, Myroconger, Mystriophis, Nemichthyidae, Nettastoma, Ophichthidae, Ophisurus, Palaeomyrus, Panturichthys, Paranguillidae, Parechelus, Patavichthyidae, Pisodonophis, Proserrivomer, Proteomyridae, Pseudoxenomystax, Rhynchocymba, Saccopharyngidae, Scalanago, Serrivomeridae, Taenioconger, Urenchelyidae, Archencheli, Echelidae, Carencheli, Mastygocercus, Colocephali, Lyomeri, Enchelycephali

Subtaxa: Ariosoma Ariosominae Bathycongrus Bolcyrus Conger Congridarum Gnathophis Gorgasia Heteroconger Paraconger Paracongroides Pseudophichthys Rhechias Rhynchoconger Uroconger Voltaconger Xenomystax

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greece (1 collection), Italy (4), New Zealand (1), United States (1: Louisiana)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Ecuador (1), Jamaica (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene of Italy (4), New Zealand (5), Panama (4), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of New Zealand (1)

• Oligocene of Belgium (1), Germany (1), Hungary (3), Japan (1), New Zealand (1), United States (5: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi)

• Eocene of France (6), Germany (1), India (1), Indonesia (1), Italy (1), the United Kingdom (8), United States (13: California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Virginia)

• Paleocene of Denmark (5), Ukraine (1), United States (1: Alabama)

• Tertiary of United States (1: Mississippi)

Total: 77 collections including 135 occurrences

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