Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Anguilliformes > Family: Congridae > Genus: Conger > Species: Conger conger

Conger - Conger conger (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 6040

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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Least Concern


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
An eascann choncair Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Anguille de mer French Fishbase
Conger English Fishbase
Conger German Fishbase
Congeraal Dutch Fishbase
Congeraal German Fishbase
Congre French Fishbase
Congre d'Europe French Fishbase
Congre safio Spanish Fishbase
Congrio Spanish Fishbase
Congrio común Spanish Fishbase
Congro Portuguese Fishbase
Coungre negre French Fishbase
Culebra Spanish Fishbase
Dogros Greek Fishbase
European conger English Fishbase
Felat French Fishbase
Fiélà French Fishbase
Fielas French Fishbase
Gemeiner meeraal German Fishbase
Gringu Maltese Fishbase
Gringu abjad Maltese Fishbase
Gringu iswed Maltese Fishbase
Gringu ta' barra Maltese Fishbase
Gringu tal-blat Maltese Fishbase
Gringu tal-port Maltese Fishbase
Grongo Italian Fishbase
Grongu French Fishbase
Hafáll Icelandic Fishbase
Havål Danish Fishbase
Havål Norwegian Fishbase
Havsål Swedish Fishbase
Kommeraal Dutch Fishbase
Konger Polish Fishbase
Meeraal German Fishbase
Meriankerias Finnish Fishbase
Migri Turkish Fishbase
Morskoi ugor Russian Fishbase
Mougrí Greek Fishbase
Mourna-grounch French Fishbase
Negrillo Spanish Fishbase
Ngjale e eger Albanian Fishbase
Orratza French Fishbase
Ringu Maltese Fishbase
Safio Portuguese Fishbase
Safio Spanish Fishbase
Ugor Serbian Fishbase
Ugor Slovenian Fishbase
Zeepaling Dutch Fishbase
Synonym Author
Muraena conger Linnaeus, 1758
Anguilla conger (Linnaeus, 1758)
Muraena nigra Risso, 1810
Conger verus Risso, 1827
Conger niger (Risso, 1810)
Conger vulgaris Yarell, 1832
Conger rubescens Ranzani, 1840
Conger communis Costa, 1844
Leptocephalus conger (Linnaeus, 1758)
Leptocephalus lineatus Bonnaterre, 1788
Leptocephalus morrisii Gmelin, 1789
Leptocephalus spallanzani Risso, 1810
Leptocephalus gussoni Cocco, 1829
Ophidium pellucidum Couch, 1832
Ophisoma obtusa Swainson, 1839
Leptocephalus candidissimus Costa, 1832
Leptocephalus vitreus Kölliker, 1853
Leptocephalus stenops Kaup, 1856
Leptocephalus inaequalis Facciolà, 1883
Leptocephalus pellucidus (Couch, 1832)

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External data

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