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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMoringuidae 
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) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilliformes (Order)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilliformes
Source  basis of record Eschmeyer, W.: Catalog of fishes; California Academy of Sciences, department Ichtyology., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]

Vernacular
Names
 
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 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMoringua Gray, 1831
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAphthalmichthys 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 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeoconger Girard, 1858
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChrinorhinus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeoconger Girard, 1858
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMayerina accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMoringua Gray, 1831
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerinthichthys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMoringua Gray, 1831
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPtyobranchus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMoringua Gray, 1831
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStilbiscus 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
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Moringuidae. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=151813 on 2014-09-18
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