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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Muraenidae Moray eels
Subfamily: Uropterygiinae
Genus: Uropterygius

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Uropterygius concolor Unicolor snake moray Indo-Pacific 50 TL 1838
Uropterygius fasciolatus Blotched moray Indo-Pacific 53 TL 1909
Uropterygius fuscoguttatus Brown spotted snake moray Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1953
Uropterygius genie Western Indian Ocean 17.8 TL 1995
Uropterygius golanii Western Indian Ocean 45.3 TL 1997
Uropterygius inornatus Drab snake moray Western Indian Ocean 19 TL 1958
Uropterygius kamar Barlip reef-eel Indo-Pacific 37 TL 1977
Uropterygius macrocephalus Needle-tooth moray Indo-Pacific 47 TL 1864
Uropterygius macularius Marbled moray Western Atlantic 30 TL 1825
Uropterygius marmoratus Marbled reef-eel Indo-Pacific 62 SL 1803
Uropterygius micropterus Tidepool snake moray Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1852
Uropterygius nagoensis Nago snakemoray Pacific Ocean 71.3 TL 1984
Uropterygius oligospondylus Few-vertebrae moray Western Pacific, Taiwan, 53.5 TL 2008
Uropterygius polyspilus Large-spotted snake moray Indo-Pacific 78 TL 1909
Uropterygius polystictus Peppered moray Eastern Pacific 72 TL 1941
Uropterygius supraforatus Many-toothed snake moray Indo-Pacific 40 TL 1909
Uropterygius versutus Crafty moray Eastern Pacific 56 TL 1991
Uropterygius wheeleri Jigsaw moray Eastern Atlantic 54.5 TL 1967
Uropterygius xanthopterus Freckleface reef-eel Indo-Pacific 62 TL 1859
Uropterygius xenodontus Black snake moray Pacific Ocean 53 TL 1997

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cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013