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Conger illaesus Schwarzhans 2003 (conger eel)

Osteichthyes - Anguilliformes - Congridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 301631

Full reference: W. Schwarzhans. 2003. Fish otoliths from the Paleocene of Denmark. Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin 2:1-94

Belongs to Conger according to W. Schwarzhans 2003

Sister taxa: Conger acutus, Conger conger, Conger dissimilis, Conger fornicatus, Conger meridies, Conger oceanicus, Conger vetustus

Type specimen: MGUH 26052, an otolith. Its type locality is Sundkrogen [Lellinge Greensand], which is in a Selandian marine sandstone in the Lellinge Greensand Formation of Denmark.

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): otolith 3.10 x 1.60