Tropical Conger (species: Ariosoma scheelei) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Ariosoma scheelei
Tropical Conger

©Anne Hoggett: Ariosoma scheelei near shore of Casuarina Beach at night. It dived into the sand and disappeared completely when disturbed. Thanks to iNaturalist contributors for helping with the id.

©Anne Hoggett: Ariosoma scheelei emerging from the sand, near shore of Casuarina Beach at night.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Anguilliformes
Family Congridae
Genus Ariosoma
Species Ariosoma scheelei



Distinguishing features

A thin, tapering pale grey fish with no spots or other markings. Capable of diving into sand.


  • Up to 10 cm (Estimated length of photographed individual.)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



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