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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Moringuidae Worm or spaghetti eels

Genus: Moringua

(See list of species below)



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12 species (see list below)

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Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Moringua abbreviata (Bleeker, 1863)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Moringua abbreviata
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Moringua bicolor Kaup, 1856

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Moringua bicolor
[Bicolor spaghetti eel]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Moringua edwardsi (Jordan & Bollman, 1889)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Moringua edwardsi
[Spaghetti eel]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Moringua ferruginea Bliss, 1883

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Moringua ferruginea
[Rusty spaghetti eel]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 65 cm TL

 
Moringua guthriana
[Bengal spaghetti-eel]
No picture found
Central Pacific
Max. Length 45.4 cm SL

 
Moringua hawaiiensis
[Hawaiian spaghetti eel]

Photo by SFSA

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Moringua javanica (Kaup, 1856)

Photo by SFSA
 
Moringua javanica
[Java spaghetti eel]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Western Pacific
Max. Length 36.5 cm SL
Moringua macrocephalus (Bleeker, 1863)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Moringua macrocephalus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Moringua macrochir Bleeker, 1855

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Moringua macrochir
[Longfin spaghetti eel]

Photo by Pöllabauer, C.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Moringua microchir Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Pöllabauer, C.
 
Moringua microchir
[Lesser thrush eel]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Moringua penni
[Penn's thrush eel]

Photo by Bucol, A.A.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 44 cm SL
Moringua raitaborua (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Bucol, A.A.
 
Moringua raitaborua
[Purple spaghetti-eel]
12 Species of Family Moringuidae with Genus Moringua
(Worm or spaghetti eels)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1863 Moringua abbreviata Indo-Pacific 33 TL
1856 Moringua bicolor Bicolor spaghetti eel Indo-West Pacific 40 TL
1889 Moringua edwardsi Spaghetti eel Western Atlantic 50 TL
1883 Moringua ferruginea Rusty spaghetti eel Indo-Pacific 140 TL
1844 Moringua guthriana Bengal spaghetti-eel Eastern Indian Ocean 65 TL
1904 Moringua hawaiiensis Hawaiian spaghetti eel Central Pacific 45.4 SL
1856 Moringua javanica Java spaghetti eel Indo-Pacific 120 TL
1863 Moringua macrocephalus Western Pacific 36.5 SL
1855 Moringua macrochir Longfin spaghetti eel Indo-West Pacific 20 TL
1853 Moringua microchir Lesser thrush eel Indo-West Pacific 47 TL
1953 Moringua penni Penn's thrush eel Western Central Pacific
1822 Moringua raitaborua Purple spaghetti-eel Eastern Indian Ocean 44 SL



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