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Conger eel

Order Anguilliformes
Family Congridae

Marine fish with regularly ossified. Slightly depressed head. Slit mouth, without passing the eyes. Teeth placed in two rows, rounded snout. Medium eyes. The back has golden brown or cream tones. It can measure up to 3 m and can weigh up to 70 kg.

FAO code
Conger conger
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Fishing seasons
jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Gemeiner Meeraal
France Congre commun
Italy Grongo
Portugal Safio
United Kingdom Conger eel
Japan Anago
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