Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Muraenidae
(Moray eels) > Muraeninae
Etymology: Monopenchelys: Greek, monopoios = of one quality + Greek, enchelys, -yos = eel (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 13 - 54 m (Ref. 4450). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4450)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Small, slender somewhat compressed, snout long and broad. Uniformly brown with red head and tail tip (Ref. 26938).
Eastern Atlantic: Ascension Island. Western Atlantic: Bahamas to the Caribbean. Eastern Pacific: Hawaii. Also known from the western Indian Ocean: Also Ascension Island in southern Atlantic (Ref. 26938).
Benthic in crevices of reef and rock (Ref. 58302).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Smith, D.G. and E.B. Böhlke, 1990. Muraenidae. p. 136-148. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 4450)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00112 (0.00053 - 0.00236), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .