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Family: Muraenidae Moray eels



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Anarchias allardicei Allardice's moray Indo-Pacific 17 TL 1906
Anarchias cantonensis Canton Island moray Indo-West Pacific 21.9 TL 1943
Anarchias euryurus Eastern Atlantic 25 TL 1913
Anarchias exulatus Central Pacific 29.3 TL 2010
Anarchias galapagensis Hardtail moray Eastern Pacific 17 TL 1940
Anarchias leucurus Snyder's moray Western Pacific 11.5 TL 1904
Anarchias longicauda Eastern Central Atlantic 1877
Anarchias schultzi Western Pacific 15.9 TL 2010
Anarchias seychellensis Seychelles moray Indo-Pacific 29 TL 1962
Anarchias similis Pygmy moray Western Atlantic 20 TL 1913
Anarchias supremus Southwest Pacific 19.1 TL 2006
Channomuraena bauchotae Western Indian Ocean 1994
Channomuraena vittata Broadbanded moray Circumtropical. Indian O 150 TL 1845
Cirrimaxilla formosa Taiwanese barbel moray Northwest Pacific 16.6 TL 1995
Diaphenchelys pelonates Mud-dwelling moray Western Pacific 46.5 TL 2007
Echidna amblyodon Sulawesi moray Western Central Pacific 20.5 TL 1856
Echidna catenata Chain moray Western Atlantic 165 TL 1795
Echidna delicatula Mottled moray Indo-Pacific 65 TL 1856
Echidna leucotaenia Whiteface moray Indo-Pacific 75 TL 1943
Echidna nebulosa Starry moray Indo-Pacific 100 TL 1789
Echidna nocturna Palenose moray Eastern Pacific 71 TL 1872
Echidna peli Pebbletooth moray Eastern Atlantic 100 TL 1856
Echidna polyzona Barred moray Indo-Pacific 72.3 TL 1845
Echidna rhodochilus Pink-lipped moray eel Indo-West Pacific 33.8 TL 1863
Echidna unicolor Unicolor moray Indo-Pacific 40 TL 1953
Echidna xanthospilos Yellow-spotted moray Indo-Pacific 75 TL 1859
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
Enchelynassa canina Longfang moray Indo-Pacific 250 TL 1824
Gymnomuraena zebra Zebra moray Indo-Pacific 150 TL 1797
Gymnothorax afer Dark moray Eastern Atlantic 100 TL 1795
Gymnothorax albimarginatus Whitemargin moray Indo-Pacific 105 TL 1846
Gymnothorax angusticauda Narrowtail moray Indo-West Pacific 50.3 SL 1916
Gymnothorax angusticeps Southeast Pacific 51 TL 1949
Gymnothorax annasona Southwest Pacific 55.3 TL 1937
Gymnothorax annulatus Ringed moray Western Pacific 50.1 TL 1997
Gymnothorax atolli Atoll moray Eastern Central Pacific 20.6 TL 1935
Gymnothorax australicola South Pacific moray South Pacific 37.5 TL 1992
Gymnothorax austrinus Southern moray Eastern Indian Ocean 88.2 TL 2001
Gymnothorax bacalladoi Canary moray Eastern Central Atlantic 34.7 TL 1987
Gymnothorax baranesi Western Indian Ocean 85.7 TL 2008
Gymnothorax bathyphilus Deep-dwelling moray Southeast Pacific 76.4 TL 1975
Gymnothorax berndti Y-patterned moray Western Indian Ocean 100 TL 1904
Gymnothorax breedeni Blackcheek moray Indo-Pacific 100 TL 1977
Gymnothorax buroensis Vagrant moray Indo-Pacific 38.7 TL 1857
Gymnothorax castaneus Panamic green moray Eastern Pacific 150 TL 1883
Gymnothorax castlei Castle's moray Indo-West Pacific 25 TL 1999
Gymnothorax cephalospilus Head-spot moray Indo-West Pacific 20.2 TL 2001
Gymnothorax chilospilus Lipspot moray Indo-Pacific 50.5 TL 1864
Gymnothorax chlamydatus Banded mud moray Western Pacific 60 TL 1908
Gymnothorax conspersus Saddled moray Western Atlantic 110 TL 1867
Gymnothorax cribroris Sieve-patterned moray Western Pacific 75 TL 1932
Gymnothorax davidsmithi Flores mud moray East Indian Ocean 29.9 TL 2008
Gymnothorax dorsalis Western Pacific 82.2 TL 1917
Gymnothorax dovii Finespotted moray Eastern Pacific 170 TL 1870
Gymnothorax elegans Elegant moray Indo-West Pacific 64.7 TL 1883
Gymnothorax emmae Western Pacific 43 TL 2010
Gymnothorax enigmaticus Enigmatic moray Indo-Pacific 58 TL 1982
Gymnothorax equatorialis Spottail moray Eastern Pacific 75 TL 1946
Gymnothorax eurostus Abbott's moray eel Indo-Pacific 60 TL 1860
Gymnothorax eurygnathos Eastern Central Pacific 46.9 TL 2001
Gymnothorax favagineus Laced moray Indo-Pacific 300 TL 1801
Gymnothorax fimbriatus Fimbriated moray Indo-Pacific 80 TL 1832
Gymnothorax flavimarginatus Yellow-edged moray Indo-Pacific 240 TL 1830
Gymnothorax flavoculus Western Indian Ocean 40.7 TL 1996
Gymnothorax formosus Western Central Pacific. 1864
Gymnothorax funebris Green moray Western Atlantic 250 TL 1839
Gymnothorax fuscomaculatus Brown spotted moray Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1953
Gymnothorax gracilicauda Slendertail moray Pacific Ocean 32 TL 1903
Gymnothorax griseus Geometric moray Western Indian Ocean 65 TL 1803
Gymnothorax hansi Indian Ocean 2004
Gymnothorax hepaticus Liver-colored moray eel Indo-Pacific 100 TL 1830
Gymnothorax herrei Herre's moray Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1933
Gymnothorax hubbsi Lichen moray Western Atlantic 30 TL 1977
Gymnothorax intesi Central Pacific 100 TL 1979
Gymnothorax isingteena Indo-West Pacific 180 TL 1845
Gymnothorax javanicus Giant moray Indo-Pacific 300 TL 1859
Gymnothorax johnsoni Whitespotted moray Western Indian Ocean 130 TL 1962
Gymnothorax kidako Kidako moray Western Central Pacific 91.5 SL 1846
Gymnothorax kolpos Blacktail moray Western Atlantic 91 TL 1980
Gymnothorax kontodontos Short-tooth moray Indo-Pacific 18 TL 2000
Gymnothorax longinquus Southwest Pacific. 1948
Gymnothorax maderensis Sharktooth moray Eastern Atlantic 100 TL 1862
Gymnothorax mareei Spotjaw moray Eastern Atlantic 40 TL 1953
Gymnothorax margaritophorus Blotch-necked moray Indo-Pacific 70 TL 1864
Gymnothorax marshallensis Marshall Islands moray Western Pacific 18 TL 1953
Gymnothorax mccoskeri Eastern Indian Ocean and 36.2 TL 1997
Gymnothorax megaspilus Oman moray Western Indian Ocean 59.5 TL 1995
Gymnothorax melanosomatus Pacific Ocean 50.4 TL 2011
Gymnothorax melatremus Dwarf moray Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1953
Gymnothorax meleagris Turkey moray Indo-Pacific 120 TL 1795
Gymnothorax microstictus Smallspot moray Western Central Pacific 30 TL 2000
Gymnothorax miliaris Goldentail moray Western Atlantic 70 TL 1856
Gymnothorax minor Western Pacific 54.5 TL 1846
Gymnothorax moluccensis Moluccan moray Indo-West Pacific 45 TL 1864
Gymnothorax monochrous Drab moray Indo-West Pacific 80 TL 1856
Gymnothorax monostigma One-spot moray Indo-Pacific Ocean 65 TL 1909
Gymnothorax mordax California moray Eastern Pacific 152 TL 1859
Gymnothorax moringa Spotted moray Western Atlantic 200 TL 1829
Gymnothorax nasuta Easter island moray Southeast Pacific 73.9 TL 1961
Gymnothorax neglectus Northwest Pacific 120 TL 1911
Gymnothorax nigromarginatus Blackedge moray Western Atlantic 99 TL 1858
Gymnothorax niphostigmus Snowflake-patched moray Northwest Pacific 75.7 TL 1996
Gymnothorax nubilus Grey moray Southwest Pacific 82 TL 1848
Gymnothorax nudivomer Yellowmouth moray Indo-Pacific 180 TL 1867
Gymnothorax nuttingi Eastern Central Pacific 112 TL 1904
Gymnothorax obesus Griffin's moray Southwest Pacific 180 TL 1932
Gymnothorax ocellatus Ocellated moray Western Atlantic 90 TL 1831
Gymnothorax panamensis Masked moray Eastern Pacific 75 TL 1876
Gymnothorax parini Western Indian Ocean 6.5 TL 1991
Gymnothorax phalarus Eastern Pacific 92.7 TL 1998
Gymnothorax phasmatodes Ghost moray Indo-West Pacific 46 TL 1962
Gymnothorax philippinus Philippines moray Western Pacific 60 TL 1907
Gymnothorax pictus Paintspotted moray Indo-Pacific 140 TL 1789
Gymnothorax pikei Pike's moray Indo-West Pacific 77 TL 1883
Gymnothorax pindae Pinda moray Indo-Pacific 39 TL 1962
Gymnothorax polygonius Polygon moray Eastern Atlantic 98 TL 1875
Gymnothorax polyspondylus Eastern Central Pacific 41.6 TL 2000
Gymnothorax polyuranodon Freshwater moray Indo-Pacific 150 TL 1854
Gymnothorax porphyreus Lowfin moray South Pacific 103.2 TL 1848
Gymnothorax prasinus Yellow moray Southwest Pacific 91.5 TL 1848
Gymnothorax prionodon Australian mottled moray Western Pacific 150 TL 1895
Gymnothorax prismodon Eastern Central Pacific 49.7 TL 2000
Gymnothorax prolatus Northwest Pacific 40.4 TL 1991
Gymnothorax pseudoherrei False brown moray Indo-West Central Pacific 2000
Gymnothorax pseudomelanosomatus False black body moray eel Northwest Pacific 73.6 TL 2015
Gymnothorax pseudothyrsoideus Highfin moray Indo-West Pacific 80 TL 1853
Gymnothorax pseudotile Bengal low-fin moray Eastern Indian Ocean 47 TL 2017
Gymnothorax punctatofasciatus Bars'n spots moray Indo-West Pacific 50.5 TL 1863
Gymnothorax punctatus Red Sea whitespotted moray Western Indian Ocean 90 TL 1801
Gymnothorax randalli Randall's moray Indo-Pacific 36.3 TL 1997
Gymnothorax reevesii Reeve's moray Indo-West Pacific. 70 TL 1845
Gymnothorax reticularis Indo-West Pacific 60 TL 1795
Gymnothorax richardsonii Richardson's moray Indo-Pacific 34 TL 1852
Gymnothorax robinsi Robins' moray Indo-West Pacific. 18.2 TL 1997
Gymnothorax rueppelliae Banded moray Indo-Pacific 80 TL 1844
Gymnothorax sagenodeta Western Indian Ocean 1848
Gymnothorax sagmacephalus Northwest Pacific 53.4 TL 1997
Gymnothorax saxicola Honeycomb moray Western Atlantic 60 TL 1891
Gymnothorax serratidens Southeast Pacific 1949
Gymnothorax shaoi Northwest Pacific 60.8 TL 2007
Gymnothorax sokotrensis Western Indian Ocean 1968
Gymnothorax steindachneri Steindachner's moray eel Eastern Central Pacific 91 TL 1903
Gymnothorax taiwanensis Taiwanese moray eel Northwest Pacific 52.3 TL 2008
Gymnothorax thyrsoideus Greyface moray Indo-Pacific 66 TL 1845
Gymnothorax tile Indian mud moray Indo-West Pacific 60 TL 1822
Gymnothorax undulatus Undulated moray Indo-Pacific 150 TL 1803
Gymnothorax unicolor Brown moray Eastern Atlantic 100 TL 1809
Gymnothorax vagrans Questionably South Americ 1917
Gymnothorax verrilli White-edged moray Eastern Central Pacific 43 TL 1883
Gymnothorax vicinus Purplemouth moray Western Atlantic 132 TL 1855
Gymnothorax visakhaensis Indian Ocean 31.1 TL 2017
Gymnothorax walvisensis Southeastern Atlantic 41.3 TL 2009
Gymnothorax woodwardi Woodward's moray Eastern Indian Ocean 1912
Gymnothorax ypsilon Y-bar moray Pacific Ocean 89 TL 1992
Gymnothorax zonipectis Barredfin moray Indo-Pacific 50 TL 1906
Monopenchelys acuta Redface moray Eastern Atlantic 20.9 TL 1930
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
Pseudechidna brummeri White ribbon eel Indo-Pacific 103 TL 1858
Rhinomuraena quaesita Ribbon moray Indo-Pacific 130 TL 1888
Scuticaria okinawae Shorttailed snake moray Indo-Pacific 90.5 TL 1901
Scuticaria tigrina Tiger reef-eel Indo-Pacific 140 TL 1828
Strophidon sathete Slender giant moray Indo-West Pacific 400 TL 1822
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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