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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMoringuidae Gill, 1885 
AphiaID: 151813

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorActinopteri (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilliformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMoringuidae (Family)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilliformes
Sources  basis of record Eschmeyer, W. N. (ed). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]

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Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorworm eelsUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorspaghetti eels  [details]
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taxa (10)

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMoringua Gray, 1831
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeoconger Girard, 1858
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguillichthys Mowbray, 1927 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMoringua Gray, 1831
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAphthalmichthys Kaup, 1856 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMoringua Gray, 1831
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChirionorhinus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChrinorhinus Howell Rivero, 1932 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeoconger Girard, 1858
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChrinorhinus Howell Rivero, 1932 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeoconger Girard, 1858
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMayerina Silvester, 1915 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMoringua Gray, 1831
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerinthichthys Howell Rivero, 1934 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMoringua Gray, 1831
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPtyobranchus McClelland, 1844 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMoringua Gray, 1831
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStilbiscus Jordan & Bollman, 1889 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMoringua Gray, 1831
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Distribution: Indo-Pacific and Western Atlantic. Body very much elongated and filamentous. Scales absent. Gill openings set low on body. Dorsal and anal fins appearing as low folds far down posterior and united with caudal fin. Pectorals weakly developed, when present. Eyes small underneath skin. Pronounced sexual dimorphism exists, but sometimes there is a problem of establishing conspecificity between the sexes.  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:151813
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Date   action   by
2005-04-07 10:08:04Z  created  Claus, Simon
2015-04-17 08:48:21Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2015). Moringuidae. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2015) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=151813 on 2015-07-28
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