Eel Fossil from Lebanon
Actinopterygii Order: Anguilliformes; Family Congridae
Time: Middle Cretaceous Middle Cenomanian Stage (~95 mya)
Site: Lebanese Lagerstätte, Haqel, Lebanon
montium is rarely seen member of the Order Angulliformes, Family
Congridae; it is one of the earliest eels. The dorsal and anal fins
are joined to form a fringe running the length of the body. These
eels probably fed on worms, crustaceans, and other small amimals.
The genus Enchelion met with extinction during the Upper Cretaceous.
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