Conger conger

Conger conger


A European conger. Here it is observed in the BOP at the Whirlwind location, West of Shetland. European Congers (Conger conger) are found on rocky and sandy bottoms, remaining in shallow water as a juvenile and moving to deeper water as adults. It is found in the Eastern Atlantic (Senegal to Norway) and in the Mediterranean and Black Sea. It is a nocturnal predator which appeared to be resting in shelter provided by the overtrawl structure during our daytime observations. Spawns once, in the summer off Portugal or in the Mediterranean. For more information see Fishbase:

Item Type:Image
Title:Conger conger
Creator(s):Gates, A.
Identification:Gates, A.
Date:17 October 2011
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Order Anguilliformes (Eels) > Congridae
Species:Conger conger
Behaviour:Shelter in the BOP during the day. This is a nocturnal predator.
Site:Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Whirlwind
North Sea > West of Shetland > Whirlwind
Depth (m):184
Latitude:60 deg 17' 01" N
Longitude:3 deg 50' 19" E
Countries:UK > West of Shetland
Substratum:Sand and gravel with some boulders
Project Partners:Hurricane Exploration (HEX), Fugro
ROV:Super Spartan
Keywords:Conger West of Shetland Whirlwind
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:14 March 2012

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