Pike congers have cylindrical bodies, scaleless skin, narrow heads with large eyes, and strong teeth. Their dorsal fins start above the well-developed pectoral fins. These rather aggressive fish range from 60 to 250 cm (2.0 to 8.2 ft) in length.
About 15 known species are recognized in 6 genera:
- Genus Congresox
- Genus Cynoponticus
- Genus Gavialiceps
- Genus Muraenesox
- Genus Oxyconger
- Genus Sauromuraenesox
- A Dictionary of Zoology 1999, originally published by Oxford University Press 1999.
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