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

(See list of species below)



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10 species (see list below)

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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
[White-spotted moray]

Photo by Pinheiro, P.

North of Eastern Central

Muraena augusti (Kaup, 1856)

Photo by Pinheiro, 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
[Honeycomb moray]

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 Carvalho Filho, A.

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

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
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]
10 Species of Family Muraenidae with Genus Muraena
(Moray eels)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1848 Muraena appendiculata Southeast Pacific
1870 Muraena argus White-spotted moray Eastern Pacific 120 TL
1856 Muraena augusti North of Eastern Central
1898 Muraena clepsydra Hourglass moray Eastern Pacific 120 TL
1758 Muraena helena Mediterranean moray Eastern Atlantic 150 TL
1842 Muraena lentiginosa Jewel moray Eastern Pacific 61 TL
1859 Muraena melanotis Honeycomb moray Eastern Atlantic 100 TL
1845 Muraena pavonina Whitespot moray Western Atlantic 51.2 TL
1882 Muraena retifera Reticulate moray Western Atlantic 60 TL
1911 Muraena robusta Stout moray Eastern Atlantic 150 TL



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