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Family: Muraenidae Moray eels



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Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Anarchias allardicei Jordan & Starks, 1906

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Anarchias allardicei
[Allardice's moray]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 21.9 cm TL

 
Anarchias cantonensis
[Canton Island moray]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Anarchias euryurus (Lea, 1913)

Photo by FAO
 
Anarchias euryurus
[]
No picture found
Central Pacific
Max. Length 29.3 cm TL

 
Anarchias exulatus
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Anarchias galapagensis (Seale, 1940)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Anarchias galapagensis
[Minute moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 11.5 cm TL
Anarchias leucurus (Snyder, 1904)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Anarchias leucurus
[Snyder's moray]
No picture found
Eastern Central Atlantic

 
Anarchias longicauda
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 15.9 cm TL

 
Anarchias schultzi
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Anarchias seychellensis Smith, 1962

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Anarchias seychellensis
[Seychelles moray]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Anarchias similis (Lea, 1913)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Anarchias similis
[Pygmy moray]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 19.1 cm TL

 
Anarchias supremus
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Channomuraena bauchotae
[]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Circumtropical. Indian O
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Channomuraena vittata (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Channomuraena vittata
[Broadbanded moray]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 16.6 cm TL
Cirrimaxilla formosa Chen & Shao, 1995

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Cirrimaxilla formosa
[Taiwanese barbel moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 46.5 cm TL
Diaphenchelys pelonates McCosker & Randall, 2007

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Diaphenchelys pelonates
[Mud-dwelling moray]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 20.5 cm TL

 
Echidna amblyodon
[Sulawesi moray]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 165 cm TL
Echidna catenata (Bloch, 1795)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Echidna catenata
[Chain moray]

Photo by FAO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Echidna delicatula (Kaup, 1856)

Photo by FAO
 
Echidna delicatula
[Mottled moray]

Photo by SFSA

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Echidna leucotaenia Schultz, 1943

Photo by SFSA
 
Echidna leucotaenia
[Whiteface moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Echidna nebulosa (Ahl, 1789)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Echidna nebulosa
[Snowflake moray]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 71 cm TL
Echidna nocturna (Cope, 1872)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Echidna nocturna
[Freckled moray]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Echidna peli (Kaup, 1856)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Echidna peli
[Pebbletooth moray]

Photo by Adams, M.J.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 72.3 cm TL
Echidna polyzona (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Echidna polyzona
[Barred moray]

Photo by Williamson, C.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 33.8 cm TL
Echidna rhodochilus Bleeker, 1863

Photo by Williamson, C.
 
Echidna rhodochilus
[Pink-lipped moray eel]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Echidna unicolor
[Unicolor moray]

Photo by FAO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Echidna xanthospilos (Bleeker, 1859)

Photo by FAO
 
Echidna xanthospilos
[Yellow-spotted moray]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Enchelycore anatina (Lowe, 1838)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Enchelycore anatina
[Fangtooth moray]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Enchelycore bayeri (Schultz, 1953)

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Enchelycore bayeri
[Bayer's moray]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Enchelycore bikiniensis (Schultz, 1953)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Enchelycore bikiniensis
[Bikini Atoll moray]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Enchelycore carychroa Böhlke & Böhlke, 1976

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Enchelycore carychroa
[Caribbean chestnut moray]

Photo by Krumme, U.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 53 cm TL
Enchelycore kamara Böhlke & Böhlke, 1980

Photo by Krumme, U.
 
Enchelycore kamara
[Dark-spotted moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Enchelycore lichenosa (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Enchelycore lichenosa
[Reticulate hookjaw moray]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Enchelycore nigricans (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Enchelycore nigricans
[Mulatto conger]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 22.3 cm TL

 
Enchelycore nycturanus
[]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Enchelycore octaviana (Myers & Wade, 1941)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Enchelycore octaviana
[Slenderjaw moray]

Photo by Lavan, J.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 92 cm TL
Enchelycore pardalis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by Lavan, J.
 
Enchelycore pardalis
[Leopard moray eel]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Enchelycore ramosa (Griffin, 1926)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Enchelycore ramosa
[Mosaic moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Enchelycore schismatorhynchus (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Enchelycore schismatorhynchus
[White-margined moray]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 22 cm TL

 
Enchelycore tamarae
[]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 250 cm TL
Enchelynassa canina (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Enchelynassa canina
[Viper moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Gymnomuraena zebra (Shaw, 1797)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnomuraena zebra
[Zebra moray]

Photo by Freitas, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Gymnothorax afer Bloch, 1795

Photo by Freitas, R.
 
Gymnothorax afer
[Dark moray]

Photo by Adams, M.J.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 105 cm TL
Gymnothorax albimarginatus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Gymnothorax albimarginatus
[Whitemargin moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 50.3 cm SL
Gymnothorax angusticauda (Weber & de Beaufort, 1916)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax angusticauda
[Narrowtail moray]

Photo by Bryce, C.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Gymnothorax angusticeps (Hildebrand & Barton, 1949)

Photo by Bryce, C.
 
Gymnothorax angusticeps
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 55.3 cm TL
Gymnothorax annasona Whitley, 1937

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax annasona
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 50.1 cm TL
Gymnothorax annulatus Smith & Böhlke, 1997

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax annulatus
[Ringed moray]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 20.6 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax atolli
[Atoll moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

South Pacific
Max. Length 37.5 cm TL
Gymnothorax australicola Lavenberg, 1992

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax australicola
[South Pacific moray]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 88.2 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax austrinus
[Southern moray]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 34.7 cm TL
Gymnothorax bacalladoi Böhlke & Brito, 1987

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Gymnothorax bacalladoi
[Canary moray]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 85.7 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax baranesi
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 76.4 cm TL
Gymnothorax bathyphilus Randall & McCosker, 1975

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax bathyphilus
[Deep-dwelling moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Gymnothorax berndti Snyder, 1904

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax berndti
[Y-patterned moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Gymnothorax breedeni McCosker & Randall, 1977

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax breedeni
[Blackcheek moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 38.7 cm TL
Gymnothorax buroensis (Bleeker, 1857)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax buroensis
[Vagrant moray]

Photo by Munson, L.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Gymnothorax castaneus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1883)

Photo by Munson, L.
 
Gymnothorax castaneus
[Chestnut moray]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax castlei
[Castle's moray]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20.2 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax cephalospilus
[Head-spot moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50.5 cm TL
Gymnothorax chilospilus Bleeker, 1864

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax chilospilus
[Lipspot moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Gymnothorax chlamydatus Snyder, 1908

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax chlamydatus
[Banded mud moray]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Gymnothorax conspersus Poey, 1867

Photo by JAMARC
 
Gymnothorax conspersus
[Saddled moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Gymnothorax cribroris Whitley, 1932

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax cribroris
[Sieve-patterned moray]

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.

East Indian Ocean
Max. Length 29.9 cm TL
Gymnothorax davidsmithi McCosker & Randall, 2008

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Gymnothorax davidsmithi
[Flores mud moray]

Photo by Loh, K.H.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 82.2 cm TL
Gymnothorax dorsalis Seale, 1917

Photo by Loh, K.H.
 
Gymnothorax dorsalis
[]

Photo by Danna, P.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 170 cm TL
Gymnothorax dovii (Günther, 1870)

Photo by Danna, P.
 
Gymnothorax dovii
[Speckled moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 64.7 cm TL
Gymnothorax elegans Bliss, 1883

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax elegans
[Elegant moray]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 43 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax emmae
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 58 cm TL
Gymnothorax enigmaticus McCosker & Randall, 1982

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax enigmaticus
[Enigmatic moray]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Gymnothorax equatorialis (Hildebrand, 1946)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Gymnothorax equatorialis
[Spotted-tail moray]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Gymnothorax eurostus (Abbott, 1860)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Gymnothorax eurostus
[Abbott's moray eel]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 46.9 cm TL
Gymnothorax eurygnathos Böhlke, 2001

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Gymnothorax eurygnathos
[]

Photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Gymnothorax favagineus Bloch & Schneider, 1801

Photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com
 
Gymnothorax favagineus
[Laced moray]

Photo by Yin, Robert

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Gymnothorax fimbriatus (Bennett, 1832)

Photo by Yin, Robert
 
Gymnothorax fimbriatus
[Fimbriated moray]

Photo by Bailly, N.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 240 cm TL
Gymnothorax flavimarginatus (Rüppell, 1830)

Photo by Bailly, N.
 
Gymnothorax flavimarginatus
[Yellow-edged moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40.7 cm TL
Gymnothorax flavoculus (Böhlke & Randall, 1996)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax flavoculus
[Palenose moray]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Western Central Pacific.

Gymnothorax formosus Bleeker, 1864

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Gymnothorax formosus
[]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 250 cm TL
Gymnothorax funebris Ranzani, 1839

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Gymnothorax funebris
[Green moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Gymnothorax fuscomaculatus (Schultz, 1953)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax fuscomaculatus
[Brown spotted moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Gymnothorax gracilicauda Jenkins, 1903

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax gracilicauda
[Slendertail moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Gymnothorax griseus (Lacepède, 1803)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax griseus
[Geometric moray]
No picture found
Indian Ocean

 
Gymnothorax hansi
[]

Photo by Field, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Gymnothorax hepaticus (Rüppell, 1830)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Gymnothorax hepaticus
[Liver-colored moray eel]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Gymnothorax herrei Beebe & Tee-Van, 1933

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax herrei
[Herre's moray]

Photo by Simpson, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Gymnothorax hubbsi Böhlke & Böhlke, 1977

Photo by Simpson, R.
 
Gymnothorax hubbsi
[Lichen moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Gymnothorax intesi (Fourmanoir & Rivaton, 1979)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax intesi
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 180 cm TL
Gymnothorax isingteena (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax isingteena
[]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Gymnothorax javanicus (Bleeker, 1859)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Gymnothorax javanicus
[Giant moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Gymnothorax johnsoni (Smith, 1962)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax johnsoni
[Whitespotted moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 91.5 cm SL
Gymnothorax kidako (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax kidako
[Kidako moray]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Gymnothorax kolpos Böhlke & Böhlke, 1980

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Gymnothorax kolpos
[Blacktail moray]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Gymnothorax kontodontos Böhlke, 2000

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Gymnothorax kontodontos
[Short-tooth moray]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific.

 
Gymnothorax longinquus
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Gymnothorax maderensis (Johnson, 1862)

Photo by FAO
 
Gymnothorax maderensis
[Sharktooth moray]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Gymnothorax mareei Poll, 1953

Photo by FAO
 
Gymnothorax mareei
[Spotjaw moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Gymnothorax margaritophorus Bleeker, 1864

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax margaritophorus
[Blotch-necked moray]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax marshallensis
[Marshall Islands moray]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 36.2 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax mccoskeri
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 59.5 cm TL
Gymnothorax megaspilus Böhlke & Randall, 1995

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax megaspilus
[Oman moray]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 50.4 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax melanosomatus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Gymnothorax melatremus Schultz, 1953

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax melatremus
[Dwarf moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Gymnothorax meleagris (Shaw, 1795)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax meleagris
[Turkey moray]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax microstictus
[Smallspot moray]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Gymnothorax miliaris (Kaup, 1856)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Gymnothorax miliaris
[Goldentail moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 54.5 cm TL
Gymnothorax minor (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax minor
[]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax moluccensis
[Moluccan moray]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Gymnothorax monochrous (Bleeker, 1856)

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Gymnothorax monochrous
[Drab moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Gymnothorax monostigma (Regan, 1909)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax monostigma
[One-spot moray]

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 152 cm TL
Gymnothorax mordax (Ayres, 1859)

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Gymnothorax mordax
[California moray]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Gymnothorax moringa (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Gymnothorax moringa
[Spotted moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 73.9 cm TL
Gymnothorax nasuta de Buen, 1961

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax nasuta
[Easter island moray]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Gymnothorax neglectus Tanaka, 1911

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Gymnothorax neglectus
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 99 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax nigromarginatus
[Blackedge moray]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 75.7 cm TL
Gymnothorax niphostigmus Chen, Shao & Chen, 1996

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Gymnothorax niphostigmus
[Snowflake-patched moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 53.5 cm TL
Gymnothorax nubilus (Richardson, 1848)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax nubilus
[Grey moray]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 180 cm TL
Gymnothorax nudivomer (Günther, 1867)

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Gymnothorax nudivomer
[Starry moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 112 cm TL
Gymnothorax nuttingi Snyder, 1904

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax nuttingi
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 180 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax obesus
[Griffin's moray]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Gymnothorax ocellatus Agassiz, 1831

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Gymnothorax ocellatus
[Caribbean ocellated moray]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm SL
Gymnothorax panamensis (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Gymnothorax panamensis
[Panamic moray]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.5 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax parini
[]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 92.7 cm TL
Gymnothorax phalarus Bussing, 1998

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Gymnothorax phalarus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Gymnothorax phasmatodes (Smith, 1962)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax phasmatodes
[Ghost moray]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax philippinus
[Philippines moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Gymnothorax pictus (Ahl, 1789)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax pictus
[Paintspotted moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 77 cm TL
Gymnothorax pikei Bliss, 1883

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax pikei
[Pike's moray]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Gymnothorax pindae Smith, 1962

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Gymnothorax pindae
[Pinda moray]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 84 cm TL
Gymnothorax polygonius Poey, 1875

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Gymnothorax polygonius
[Polygon moray]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 41.6 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax polyspondylus
[]

Photo by Pöllabauer, C.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Gymnothorax polyuranodon (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Pöllabauer, C.
 
Gymnothorax polyuranodon
[Freshwater moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

South Pacific
Max. Length 34.6 cm TL
Gymnothorax porphyreus (Guichenot, 1848)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax porphyreus
[Lowfin moray]

Photo by Schulz, S.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 91.5 cm TL
Gymnothorax prasinus (Richardson, 1848)

Photo by Schulz, S.
 
Gymnothorax prasinus
[Yellow moray]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Gymnothorax prionodon Ogilby, 1895

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Gymnothorax prionodon
[Australian mottled moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 49.7 cm TL
Gymnothorax prismodon Böhlke & Randall, 2000

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax prismodon
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 40.4 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax prolatus
[]
No picture found
Indo-West Central Pacific

 
Gymnothorax pseudoherrei
[False brown moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Gymnothorax pseudothyrsoideus (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax pseudothyrsoideus
[Highfin moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 50.5 cm TL
Gymnothorax punctatofasciatus Bleeker, 1863

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax punctatofasciatus
[Bars'n spots moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Gymnothorax punctatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax punctatus
[Red Sea whitespotted moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 36.3 cm TL
Gymnothorax randalli Smith & Böhlke, 1997

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax randalli
[Randall's moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Gymnothorax reevesii (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax reevesii
[Reeve's moray]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Gymnothorax reticularis Bloch, 1795

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Gymnothorax reticularis
[]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Gymnothorax richardsonii (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Gymnothorax richardsonii
[Richardson's moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 18.2 cm TL
Gymnothorax robinsi Böhlke, 1997

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax robinsi
[Robins' moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Gymnothorax rueppelliae (McClelland, 1844)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax rueppelliae
[Banded moray]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Gymnothorax sagenodeta
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 53.4 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax sagmacephalus
[]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Gymnothorax saxicola Jordan & Davis, 1891

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Gymnothorax saxicola
[Ocellated moray]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Gymnothorax serratidens
[]

Photo by Chen, H.M./Loh, K.H.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 60.8 cm TL
Gymnothorax shaoi Chen & Loh, 2007

Photo by Chen, H.M./Loh, K.H.
 
Gymnothorax shaoi
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Gymnothorax sokotrensis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Gymnothorax steindachneri Jordan & Evermann, 1903

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax steindachneri
[Steindachner's moray eel]

Photo by Chen, H.M./Loh, K.H.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 52.3 cm TL
Gymnothorax taiwanensis Chen, Loh & Shao, 2008

Photo by Chen, H.M./Loh, K.H.
 
Gymnothorax taiwanensis
[Taiwanese moray eel]

Photo by Pyle, R.L.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 66 cm TL
Gymnothorax thyrsoideus (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Pyle, R.L.
 
Gymnothorax thyrsoideus
[Greyface moray]

Photo by Germeau, G./ Doumont, Y.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Gymnothorax tile (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Germeau, G./ Doumont, Y.
 
Gymnothorax tile
[Indian mud moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Gymnothorax undulatus (Lacepède, 1803)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax undulatus
[Undulated moray]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Gymnothorax unicolor (Delaroche, 1809)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Gymnothorax unicolor
[Brown moray]
No picture found
Questionably South Americ

 
Gymnothorax vagrans
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Gymnothorax verrilli (Jordan & Gilbert, 1883)

Photo by FAO
 
Gymnothorax verrilli
[White-edged moray]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 122 cm TL
Gymnothorax vicinus (Castelnau, 1855)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Gymnothorax vicinus
[Purplemouth moray]
No picture found
Southeastern Atlantic
Max. Length 41.3 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax walvisensis
[]

Photo by Dowling, C.

Eastern Indian Ocean

Gymnothorax woodwardi McCulloch, 1912

Photo by Dowling, C.
 
Gymnothorax woodwardi
[]

Photo by Chen, H.M./Loh, K.H.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 89 cm TL
Gymnothorax ypsilon Hatooka & Randall, 1992

Photo by Chen, H.M./Loh, K.H.
 
Gymnothorax ypsilon
[Y-bar moray]

Photo by Adams, M.J.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Gymnothorax zonipectis Seale, 1906

Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Gymnothorax zonipectis
[Barredfin moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20.9 cm TL
Monopenchelys acuta (Parr, 1930)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Monopenchelys acuta
[Redface moray]
No picture found
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
[Argus moray]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

North of Eastern Central

Muraena augusti (Kaup, 1856)

Photo by Wirtz, 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]

Photo by Marsden, A.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 103 cm TL
Pseudechidna brummeri (Bleeker, 1858)

Photo by Marsden, A.
 
Pseudechidna brummeri
[White ribbon eel]

Photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Rhinomuraena quaesita Garman, 1888

Photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com
 
Rhinomuraena quaesita
[Ribbon moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 90.5 cm TL
Scuticaria okinawae (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scuticaria okinawae
[Shorttailed snake moray]

Photo by Field, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Scuticaria tigrina (Lesson, 1828)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Scuticaria tigrina
[Tiger reef-eel]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 400 cm TL
Strophidon sathete (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Strophidon sathete
[Slender giant moray]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Uropterygius concolor Rüppell, 1838

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Uropterygius concolor
[Unicolor snake moray]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 53 cm TL

 
Uropterygius fasciolatus
[Blotched moray]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Uropterygius fuscoguttatus Schultz, 1953

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Uropterygius fuscoguttatus
[Brown spotted snake moray]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17.8 cm TL

 
Uropterygius genie
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 45.3 cm TL

 
Uropterygius golanii
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 19 cm TL

 
Uropterygius inornatus
[Drab snake moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 37 cm TL
Uropterygius kamar McCosker & Randall, 1977

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Uropterygius kamar
[Barlip reef-eel]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Uropterygius macrocephalus (Bleeker, 1864)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Uropterygius macrocephalus
[Needle-tooth moray]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Uropterygius macularius (Lesueur, 1825)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Uropterygius macularius
[Marbled moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 62 cm SL
Uropterygius marmoratus (Lacepède, 1803)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Uropterygius marmoratus
[Marbled reef-eel]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Uropterygius micropterus (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Uropterygius micropterus
[Tidepool snake moray]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 71.3 cm TL
Uropterygius nagoensis Hatooka, 1984

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Uropterygius nagoensis
[Nago snakemoray]

Photo by Chen, H.M.

Western Pacific, Taiwan,
Max. Length 53.5 cm TL
Uropterygius oligospondylus Chen, Randall & Loh, 2008

Photo by Chen, H.M.
 
Uropterygius oligospondylus
[Few-vertebrae moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 78 cm TL
Uropterygius polyspilus (Regan, 1909)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Uropterygius polyspilus
[Large-spotted snake moray]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 72 cm TL
Uropterygius polystictus Myers & Wade, 1941

Photo by FAO
 
Uropterygius polystictus
[Many-spotted moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Uropterygius supraforatus (Regan, 1909)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Uropterygius supraforatus
[Many-toothed snake moray]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 56 cm TL
Uropterygius versutus Bussing, 1991

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Uropterygius versutus
[Two-holes moray]

Photo by Reiner, F.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 54.5 cm TL
Uropterygius wheeleri Blache, 1967

Photo by Reiner, F.
 
Uropterygius wheeleri
[Jigsaw moray]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 62 cm TL
Uropterygius xanthopterus Bleeker, 1859

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Uropterygius xanthopterus
[Freckleface reef-eel]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 53 cm TL

 
Uropterygius xenodontus
[Black snake moray]
200 Species of Family Muraenidae
(Moray eels)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1906 Anarchias allardicei Allardice's moray Indo-Pacific 17 TL
1943 Anarchias cantonensis Canton Island moray Indo-West Pacific 21.9 TL
1913 Anarchias euryurus Eastern Atlantic 25 TL
2010 Anarchias exulatus Central Pacific 29.3 TL
1940 Anarchias galapagensis Minute moray Eastern Pacific 14 TL
1904 Anarchias leucurus Snyder's moray Western Pacific 11.5 TL
1877 Anarchias longicauda Eastern Central Atlantic
2010 Anarchias schultzi Western Pacific 15.9 TL
1962 Anarchias seychellensis Seychelles moray Indo-Pacific 29 TL
1913 Anarchias similis Pygmy moray Western Atlantic 20 TL
2006 Anarchias supremus Southwest Pacific 19.1 TL
1994 Channomuraena bauchotae Western Indian Ocean
1845 Channomuraena vittata Broadbanded moray Circumtropical. Indian O 150 TL
1995 Cirrimaxilla formosa Taiwanese barbel moray Northwest Pacific 16.6 TL
2007 Diaphenchelys pelonates Mud-dwelling moray Western Pacific 46.5 TL
1856 Echidna amblyodon Sulawesi moray Western Central Pacific 20.5 TL
1795 Echidna catenata Chain moray Western Atlantic 165 TL
1856 Echidna delicatula Mottled moray Indo-Pacific 65 TL
1943 Echidna leucotaenia Whiteface moray Indo-Pacific 75 TL
1789 Echidna nebulosa Snowflake moray Indo-Pacific 100 TL
1872 Echidna nocturna Freckled moray Eastern Pacific 71 TL
1856 Echidna peli Pebbletooth moray Eastern Atlantic 100 TL
1845 Echidna polyzona Barred moray Indo-Pacific 72.3 TL
1863 Echidna rhodochilus Pink-lipped moray eel Indo-West Pacific 33.8 TL
1953 Echidna unicolor Unicolor moray Indo-Pacific 40 TL
1859 Echidna xanthospilos Yellow-spotted moray Indo-Pacific 75 TL
1838 Enchelycore anatina Fangtooth moray Eastern Atlantic 120 TL
1953 Enchelycore bayeri Bayer's moray Indo-Pacific 70 TL
1953 Enchelycore bikiniensis Bikini Atoll moray Pacific Ocean 60 TL
1976 Enchelycore carychroa Caribbean chestnut moray Western Atlantic 34 TL
1980 Enchelycore kamara Dark-spotted moray Western Central Pacific 53 TL
1901 Enchelycore lichenosa Reticulate hookjaw moray Northwest Pacific 90 TL
1788 Enchelycore nigricans Mulatto conger Western Atlantic 100 TL
2002 Enchelycore nycturanus Western Indian Ocean 22.3 TL
1941 Enchelycore octaviana Slenderjaw moray Eastern Pacific 91 TL
1846 Enchelycore pardalis Leopard moray eel Indo-Pacific 92 TL
1926 Enchelycore ramosa Mosaic moray Pacific Ocean 150 TL
1853 Enchelycore schismatorhynchus White-margined moray Indo-Pacific 120 TL
2005 Enchelycore tamarae Indian Ocean 22 TL
1824 Enchelynassa canina Viper moray Indo-Pacific 250 TL
1797 Gymnomuraena zebra Zebra moray Indo-Pacific 150 TL
1795 Gymnothorax afer Dark moray Eastern Atlantic 100 TL
1846 Gymnothorax albimarginatus Whitemargin moray Indo-Pacific 105 TL
1916 Gymnothorax angusticauda Narrowtail moray Indo-West Pacific 50.3 SL
1949 Gymnothorax angusticeps Southeast Pacific 51 TL
1937 Gymnothorax annasona Southwest Pacific 55.3 TL
1997 Gymnothorax annulatus Ringed moray Western Pacific 50.1 TL
1935 Gymnothorax atolli Atoll moray Eastern Central Pacific 20.6 TL
1992 Gymnothorax australicola South Pacific moray South Pacific 37.5 TL
2001 Gymnothorax austrinus Southern moray Eastern Indian Ocean 88.2 TL
1987 Gymnothorax bacalladoi Canary moray Eastern Central Atlantic 34.7 TL
2008 Gymnothorax baranesi Western Indian Ocean 85.7 TL
1975 Gymnothorax bathyphilus Deep-dwelling moray Southeast Pacific 76.4 TL
1904 Gymnothorax berndti Y-patterned moray Western Indian Ocean 100 TL
1977 Gymnothorax breedeni Blackcheek moray Indo-Pacific 100 TL
1857 Gymnothorax buroensis Vagrant moray Indo-Pacific 38.7 TL
1883 Gymnothorax castaneus Chestnut moray Eastern Pacific 150 TL
1999 Gymnothorax castlei Castle's moray Indo-West Pacific 25 TL
2001 Gymnothorax cephalospilus Head-spot moray Indo-West Pacific 20.2 TL
1864 Gymnothorax chilospilus Lipspot moray Indo-Pacific 50.5 TL
1908 Gymnothorax chlamydatus Banded mud moray Western Pacific 60 TL
1867 Gymnothorax conspersus Saddled moray Western Atlantic 110 TL
1932 Gymnothorax cribroris Sieve-patterned moray Western Pacific 75 TL
2008 Gymnothorax davidsmithi Flores mud moray East Indian Ocean 29.9 TL
1917 Gymnothorax dorsalis Western Pacific 82.2 TL
1870 Gymnothorax dovii Speckled moray Eastern Pacific 170 TL
1883 Gymnothorax elegans Elegant moray Indo-West Pacific 64.7 TL
2010 Gymnothorax emmae Western Pacific 43 TL
1982 Gymnothorax enigmaticus Enigmatic moray Indo-Pacific 58 TL
1946 Gymnothorax equatorialis Spotted-tail moray Eastern Pacific 75 TL
1860 Gymnothorax eurostus Abbott's moray eel Indo-Pacific 60 TL
2001 Gymnothorax eurygnathos Eastern Central Pacific 46.9 TL
1801 Gymnothorax favagineus Laced moray Indo-Pacific 300 TL
1832 Gymnothorax fimbriatus Fimbriated moray Indo-Pacific 80 TL
1830 Gymnothorax flavimarginatus Yellow-edged moray Indo-Pacific 240 TL
1996 Gymnothorax flavoculus Palenose moray Western Indian Ocean 40.7 TL
1864 Gymnothorax formosus Western Central Pacific.
1839 Gymnothorax funebris Green moray Western Atlantic 250 TL
1953 Gymnothorax fuscomaculatus Brown spotted moray Indo-Pacific 20 TL
1903 Gymnothorax gracilicauda Slendertail moray Pacific Ocean 32 TL
1803 Gymnothorax griseus Geometric moray Western Indian Ocean 65 TL
2004 Gymnothorax hansi Indian Ocean
1830 Gymnothorax hepaticus Liver-colored moray eel Indo-Pacific 100 TL
1933 Gymnothorax herrei Herre's moray Indo-West Pacific 30 TL
1977 Gymnothorax hubbsi Lichen moray Western Atlantic 30 TL
1979 Gymnothorax intesi Western Pacific 100 TL
1845 Gymnothorax isingteena Indo-West Pacific 180 TL
1859 Gymnothorax javanicus Giant moray Indo-Pacific 300 TL
1962 Gymnothorax johnsoni Whitespotted moray Western Indian Ocean 130 TL
1846 Gymnothorax kidako Kidako moray Western Central Pacific 91.5 SL
1980 Gymnothorax kolpos Blacktail moray Western Atlantic 91 TL
2000 Gymnothorax kontodontos Short-tooth moray Indo-Pacific 18 TL
1948 Gymnothorax longinquus Southwest Pacific.
1862 Gymnothorax maderensis Sharktooth moray Eastern Atlantic 100 TL
1953 Gymnothorax mareei Spotjaw moray Eastern Atlantic 40 TL
1864 Gymnothorax margaritophorus Blotch-necked moray Indo-Pacific 70 TL
1953 Gymnothorax marshallensis Marshall Islands moray Western Pacific 18 TL
1997 Gymnothorax mccoskeri Eastern Indian Ocean and 36.2 TL
1995 Gymnothorax megaspilus Oman moray Western Indian Ocean 59.5 TL
2011 Gymnothorax melanosomatus Pacific Ocean 50.4 TL
1953 Gymnothorax melatremus Dwarf moray Indo-Pacific 30 TL
1795 Gymnothorax meleagris Turkey moray Indo-Pacific 120 TL
2000 Gymnothorax microstictus Smallspot moray Western Central Pacific 30 TL
1856 Gymnothorax miliaris Goldentail moray Western Atlantic 70 TL
1846 Gymnothorax minor Western Pacific 54.5 TL
1864 Gymnothorax moluccensis Moluccan moray Indo-West Pacific 45 TL
1856 Gymnothorax monochrous Drab moray Indo-West Pacific 80 TL
1909 Gymnothorax monostigma One-spot moray Indo-Pacific Ocean 65 TL
1859 Gymnothorax mordax California moray Eastern Pacific 152 TL
1829 Gymnothorax moringa Spotted moray Western Atlantic 200 TL
1961 Gymnothorax nasuta Easter island moray Southeast Pacific 73.9 TL
1911 Gymnothorax neglectus Northwest Pacific 120 TL
1858 Gymnothorax nigromarginatus Blackedge moray Western Atlantic 99 TL
1996 Gymnothorax niphostigmus Snowflake-patched moray Northwest Pacific 75.7 TL
1848 Gymnothorax nubilus Grey moray Southwest Pacific 53.5 TL
1867 Gymnothorax nudivomer Starry moray Indo-Pacific 180 TL
1904 Gymnothorax nuttingi Eastern Central Pacific 112 TL
1932 Gymnothorax obesus Griffin's moray Southwest Pacific 180 TL
1831 Gymnothorax ocellatus Caribbean ocellated moray Western Atlantic 90 TL
1876 Gymnothorax panamensis Panamic moray Eastern Pacific 70 SL
1991 Gymnothorax parini Western Indian Ocean 6.5 TL
1998 Gymnothorax phalarus Eastern Pacific 92.7 TL
1962 Gymnothorax phasmatodes Ghost moray Indo-West Pacific 46 TL
1907 Gymnothorax philippinus Philippines moray Western Pacific 60 TL
1789 Gymnothorax pictus Paintspotted moray Indo-Pacific 140 TL
1883 Gymnothorax pikei Pike's moray Indo-West Pacific 77 TL
1962 Gymnothorax pindae Pinda moray Indo-Pacific 39 TL
1875 Gymnothorax polygonius Polygon moray Eastern Atlantic 84 TL
2000 Gymnothorax polyspondylus Eastern Central Pacific 41.6 TL
1854 Gymnothorax polyuranodon Freshwater moray Indo-Pacific 150 TL
1848 Gymnothorax porphyreus Lowfin moray South Pacific 34.6 TL
1848 Gymnothorax prasinus Yellow moray Southwest Pacific 91.5 TL
1895 Gymnothorax prionodon Australian mottled moray Western Pacific 150 TL
2000 Gymnothorax prismodon Eastern Central Pacific 49.7 TL
1991 Gymnothorax prolatus Northwest Pacific 40.4 TL
2000 Gymnothorax pseudoherrei False brown moray Indo-West Central Pacific
1853 Gymnothorax pseudothyrsoideus Highfin moray Indo-West Pacific 80 TL
1863 Gymnothorax punctatofasciatus Bars'n spots moray Indo-West Pacific 50.5 TL
1801 Gymnothorax punctatus Red Sea whitespotted moray Western Indian Ocean 90 TL
1997 Gymnothorax randalli Randall's moray Indo-Pacific 36.3 TL
1845 Gymnothorax reevesii Reeve's moray Indo-West Pacific. 70 TL
1795 Gymnothorax reticularis Indo-West Pacific 60 TL
1852 Gymnothorax richardsonii Richardson's moray Indo-Pacific 34 TL
1997 Gymnothorax robinsi Robins' moray Indo-West Pacific. 18.2 TL
1844 Gymnothorax rueppelliae Banded moray Indo-Pacific 80 TL
1848 Gymnothorax sagenodeta Western Indian Ocean
1997 Gymnothorax sagmacephalus Northwest Pacific 53.4 TL
1891 Gymnothorax saxicola Ocellated moray Western Atlantic 60 TL
1949 Gymnothorax serratidens Southeast Pacific
2007 Gymnothorax shaoi Northwest Pacific 60.8 TL
1968 Gymnothorax sokotrensis Western Indian Ocean
1903 Gymnothorax steindachneri Steindachner's moray eel Eastern Central Pacific 91 TL
2008 Gymnothorax taiwanensis Taiwanese moray eel Northwest Pacific 52.3 TL
1845 Gymnothorax thyrsoideus Greyface moray Indo-Pacific 66 TL
1822 Gymnothorax tile Indian mud moray Indo-West Pacific 60 TL
1803 Gymnothorax undulatus Undulated moray Indo-Pacific 150 TL
1809 Gymnothorax unicolor Brown moray Eastern Atlantic 100 TL
1917 Gymnothorax vagrans Questionably South Americ
1883 Gymnothorax verrilli White-edged moray Eastern Central Pacific 43 TL
1855 Gymnothorax vicinus Purplemouth moray Western Atlantic 122 TL
2009 Gymnothorax walvisensis Southeastern Atlantic 41.3 TL
1912 Gymnothorax woodwardi Eastern Indian Ocean
1992 Gymnothorax ypsilon Y-bar moray Pacific Ocean 89 TL
1906 Gymnothorax zonipectis Barredfin moray Indo-Pacific 50 TL
1930 Monopenchelys acuta Redface moray Eastern Atlantic 20.9 TL
1848 Muraena appendiculata Southeast Pacific
1870 Muraena argus Argus 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
1858 Pseudechidna brummeri White ribbon eel Indo-Pacific 103 TL
1888 Rhinomuraena quaesita Ribbon moray Indo-Pacific 130 TL
1901 Scuticaria okinawae Shorttailed snake moray Indo-Pacific 90.5 TL
1828 Scuticaria tigrina Tiger reef-eel Indo-Pacific 120 TL
1822 Strophidon sathete Slender giant moray Indo-West Pacific 400 TL
1838 Uropterygius concolor Unicolor snake moray Indo-Pacific 50 TL
1909 Uropterygius fasciolatus Blotched moray Indo-Pacific 53 TL
1953 Uropterygius fuscoguttatus Brown spotted snake moray Indo-Pacific 30 TL
1995 Uropterygius genie Western Indian Ocean 17.8 TL
1997 Uropterygius golanii Western Indian Ocean 45.3 TL
1958 Uropterygius inornatus Drab snake moray Western Indian Ocean 19 TL
1977 Uropterygius kamar Barlip reef-eel Indo-Pacific 37 TL
1864 Uropterygius macrocephalus Needle-tooth moray Indo-Pacific 45 TL
1825 Uropterygius macularius Marbled moray Western Atlantic 30 TL
1803 Uropterygius marmoratus Marbled reef-eel Indo-Pacific 62 SL
1852 Uropterygius micropterus Tidepool snake moray Indo-Pacific 30 TL
1984 Uropterygius nagoensis Nago snakemoray Pacific Ocean 71.3 TL
2008 Uropterygius oligospondylus Few-vertebrae moray Western Pacific, Taiwan, 53.5 TL
1909 Uropterygius polyspilus Large-spotted snake moray Indo-Pacific 78 TL
1941 Uropterygius polystictus Many-spotted moray Eastern Pacific 72 TL
1909 Uropterygius supraforatus Many-toothed snake moray Indo-Pacific 40 TL
1991 Uropterygius versutus Two-holes moray Eastern Pacific 56 TL
1967 Uropterygius wheeleri Jigsaw moray Eastern Atlantic 54.5 TL
1859 Uropterygius xanthopterus Freckleface reef-eel Indo-Pacific 62 TL
1997 Uropterygius xenodontus Black snake moray Pacific Ocean 53 TL



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