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C. raniceps



Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Elopocephalai
Supercohors: Elopocephala
Cohors/Superordo: Elopomorpha
Ordo: Anguilliformes
Subordo: Congroidei
Familia: Colocongridae
Genus: Coloconger

Species (8): C. cadenati – C. canina – C. eximia – C. japonicus – C. maculatus – C. meadi – C. raniceps – C. saldanhai – C. scholesi


  • Coloconger Alcock, 1889: 456.
    • Gender: masculine.
    • Type species: Coloconger raniceps Alcock, 1889.
      • Fixation: type by monotypy.


  • Ascomana Castle, 1967: 5.
    • Gender: feminine.
    • Type species: Ascomana eximia Castle, 1967.
      • Fixation: type by original designation (also monotypic).



Primary references

  • Alcock, A.W. 1889. Natural history notes from H. M. Indian marine survey steamer 'Investigator,' Commander Alfred Carpenter, R. N., D. S. O., commanding.—No. 13. On the bathybial fishes of the Bay of Bengal and neighbouring waters, obtained during the seasons 1885-1889. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Sixth Series, 4(24): 450–461. BHL
  • Castle, P.H.J. 1967. Two remarkable eel-larvae from off southern Africa. Special Publication, Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University, 1: 1–12.