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Muraenesocidae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Muraenesocidae
Rank  Family
Superorder  Elopomorpha
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Eel
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Lower classifications  Daggertooth pike cong, Pike eel

The Muraenesocidae, or pike congers, are a small family of marine eels found worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas. Some species are known to enter brackish water.

Pike congers have cylindrical bodies, scaleless skin, narrow heads with large eyes, and strong teeth. Their dorsal fins start above the well-developed pectoral fins. These rather aggressive fish range from 60 to 250 cm (2.0 to 8.2 ft) in length.

Genera

Thirteen known species are recognized in five genera:

  • Genus Congresox
  • Genus Cynoponticus
  • Genus Gavialiceps
  • Genus Muraenesox
  • Genus Oxyconger
  • References

    Muraenesocidae Wikipedia


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