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Guayana pike conger

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Actinopterygii
Family  Muraenesocidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Anguilliformes
Genus  Cynoponticus
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Similar  Cynoponticus, Eel, Yellow pike conger, Congresox, Key worm eel

The Guayana pike-conger (Cynoponticus savanna, also known as the Pike-headed eel or the Sapphire eel) is an eel in the family Muraenesocidae (pike congers). It was described by Edward Nathaniel Bancroft in 1831, originally under the genus Conger. It is a marine, tropical eel which is known from the western Atlantic Ocean, including Central America, the Caribbean and Brazil. It dwells at a maximum depth of 100 metres (330 ft), and inhabits muddy substrates in bays and estuaries. Males can reach a maximum total length of 150 centimetres (59 in), but more commonly reach a TL of 50 centimetres (20 in).

The Guayana pike-conger's diet consists of zoobenthos. It is of minor commercial use to fisheries, and is marketed fresh.

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Guayana pike-conger Wikipedia


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