Pike Congers


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Pike congers are members of the Muraenesocidae family. They are found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans. They inhabit tropical and subtropical coastal waters. The pike congers are known to have well developed teeth, dorsal and pectoral fins. Their tips of lower jaw with enlarged teeth that fit into a notch in underside of snout when mouth closed.

Pike congers are nocturnal predators and they feed on a variety of bottom-living fishes and invertebrates. As their teeth are strong, large, prominent and sharp, anglers usually ends up with a broken line when using standard nylon leader.

There are 6 genera and about 15 species of Muraenesocidae worldwide. Malaysia has 2 genera and 4 species.


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Scientific Name: Muraenesox bagio   (Hamilton, 1822)
English Name: Common Pike Conger
French Name: Morénésoce comun
Mandarin Name: 海鳗 (Hǎi mán),
Local Malay Name: Malong
Local Hokkien: Mua Hu
Size: Maximum total length 200 cm, commonly to 150 cm.
Remark: Very large mouth and sharp teeth. Be very careful in handling.