Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Anguilliformes > Family: Congridae > Genus: Ariosoma > Species: Ariosoma balearicum

Baleares conger - Ariosoma balearicum (Delaroche, 1809)

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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IUCN Red List Category
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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
Baleares conger English Fishbase
Bandtooth conger English Fishbase
Congre des Baléares French Fishbase
Congrillo de charco Spanish Fishbase
Congro-das-Baleares Portuguese Fishbase
Grongo delle Baleari Italian Fishbase
Konger bialopletwy Polish Fishbase
Morina falza Maltese Fishbase
Ngjale deti e baleareve Albanian Fishbase
Serp Maltese Fishbase
Serp il-bahar Maltese Fishbase
Varga Spanish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Muraena cassini Risso, 1810
Echelus ciuciara Rafinesque, 1810
Conger cassini (Risso, 1810)
Ophisoma acuta Swainson, 1839
Conger auratus Costa, 1844
Conger balearicus (Delaroche, 1809)
Muraena balearica Delaroche, 1809
Congermuraena balearica (Delaroche, 1809)
Helmichthys diaphanus Costa, 1844
Leptocephalus taenia Kaup, 1856
Leptocephalus marginatus Kaup, 1856
Conger impressus Poey, 1860
Ophisoma balearicum (Delaroche, 1809)
Ophisoma impressus (Poey, 1860)
Ophiosoma impressus (Poey, 1860)
Congromuraena balearica (Delaroche, 1809)
Congromuraena impressa (Poey, 1860)
Leptocephalus affinis Facciolà, 1883
Leptocephalus inornatus Facciolà, 1883
Leptocephalus ekmani Strömman, 1896
Leptocephalus scheelei (non Strömman, 1896)
Congrellus balearicus (Delaroche, 1809)
Leptocephalus rex Eigenmann & Kennedy, 1902
Leptocephalus microphthalmus Beebe & Tee-Van, 1928
Ariosoma minor Howell Rivero, 1934
Ariosoma somaliense Kotthaus, 1968
Ariosoma impressa (Poey, 1860)

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External data

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