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Family: Chlopsidae False morays

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Boehlkenchelys longidentata Long-toothed false moray Indo-West Pacific 20.1 TL 1992
Catesbya pseudomuraena Western Central Atlantic 13.9 TL 1968
Chilorhinus platyrhynchus Flatnose xenocongrid eel Indo-Pacific 18.5 TL 1922
Chilorhinus suensonii Seagrass eel Western Atlantic 18 TL 1852
Chlopsis apterus Stripesnout false moray Eastern Pacific 25 TL 1938
Chlopsis bicollaris Bicolor false moray Southeast Pacific 20 TL 1941
Chlopsis bicolor Bicolor eel Mediterranean Sea and the 42 TL 1810
Chlopsis bidentatus Western Central Pacific 16.7 TL 2003
Chlopsis dentatus Mottled false moray Western Atlantic and West 19.9 TL 1917
Chlopsis kazuko Mexican false moray Eastern Central Pacific 11.3 SL 1988
Chlopsis longidens Central Eastern Pacific 1899
Chlopsis nanhaiensis Western Pacific 27 TL 2015
Chlopsis olokun Eastern Atlantic 30.2 TL 1966
Chlopsis orientalis Western Pacific 26.9 TL 2015
Chlopsis sagmacollaris Eastern Indian Ocean 22.8 TL 2015
Chlopsis slusserorum Western Central Pacific 14.1 TL 2003
Kaupichthys atronasus Black-nostril false moray Indo-Pacific 12 TL 1953
Kaupichthys brachychirus Shortfin false moray Indo-Pacific 13 TL 1953
Kaupichthys diodontus Common false moray Indo-Pacific. Recent aut 30 TL 1943
Kaupichthys hyoproroides False moray Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1896
Kaupichthys japonicus Western Pacific 23.8 TL 1960
Kaupichthys nuchalis Collared eel Western Atlantic 16 TL 1967
Powellichthys ventriosus Western Central Pacific 1966
Robinsia catherinae Western Indian Ocean 19.8 TL 1967
Xenoconger fryeri Fryer's false moray Indo-Pacific 20.5 TL 1912

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