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

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Southeast Pacific

 
Muraena appendiculata
[]

Photo by Lavan, J.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Muraena argus (Steindachner, 1870)

Photo by Lavan, J.
 
Muraena argus
[Argus moray]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

North of Eastern Central
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Muraena augusti (Kaup, 1856)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Muraena augusti
[]

Photo by Munson, L.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Muraena clepsydra Gilbert, 1898

Photo by Munson, L.
 
Muraena clepsydra
[Hourglass moray]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Muraena helena Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Muraena helena
[Mediterranean moray]

Photo by Lavan, J.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Muraena lentiginosa Jenyns, 1842

Photo by Lavan, J.
 
Muraena lentiginosa
[Jewel moray]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Muraena melanotis (Kaup, 1859)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Muraena melanotis
[]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 51.2 cm TL
Muraena pavonina Richardson, 1845

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Muraena pavonina
[Whitespot moray]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Muraena retifera Goode & Bean, 1882

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Muraena retifera
[Reticulate moray]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Muraena robusta Osório, 1911

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Muraena robusta
[Stout moray]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Muraena appendiculata Southeast Pacific 1848
Muraena argus Argus moray Eastern Pacific 120 TL 1870
Muraena augusti North of Eastern Central 90 TL 1856
Muraena clepsydra Hourglass moray Eastern Pacific 120 TL 1898
Muraena helena Mediterranean moray Eastern Atlantic 150 TL 1758
Muraena lentiginosa Jewel moray Eastern Pacific 61 TL 1842
Muraena melanotis Eastern Atlantic 100 TL 1859
Muraena pavonina Whitespot moray Western Atlantic 51.2 TL 1845
Muraena retifera Reticulate moray Western Atlantic 60 TL 1882
Muraena robusta Stout moray Eastern Atlantic 150 TL 1911



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