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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Muraenidae Moray eels
Subfamily: Muraeninae
Genus: Enchelycore

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Enchelycore anatina Fangtooth moray Eastern Atlantic 120 TL 1838
Enchelycore bayeri Bayer's moray Indo-Pacific 70 TL 1953
Enchelycore bikiniensis Bikini Atoll moray Pacific Ocean 60 TL 1953
Enchelycore carychroa Chestnut moray Western Atlantic 34 TL 1976
Enchelycore kamara Dark-spotted moray Western Central Pacific 53 TL 1980
Enchelycore lichenosa Reticulate hookjaw moray Northwest Pacific 90 TL 1901
Enchelycore nigricans Viper moray Western Atlantic 100 TL 1788
Enchelycore nycturanus Western Indian Ocean 22.3 TL 2002
Enchelycore octaviana Slenderjaw moray Eastern Pacific 91 TL 1941
Enchelycore pardalis Leopard moray eel Indo-Pacific 92 TL 1846
Enchelycore ramosa Mosaic moray Pacific Ocean 150 TL 1926
Enchelycore schismatorhynchus White-margined moray Indo-Pacific 120 TL 1853



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