WoRMS taxon details

Moringuidae Gill, 1885

151813  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:151813)

accepted
Family
Not documented
Description Distribution: Indo-Pacific and Western Atlantic. Body very much elongated and filamentous. Scales absent. Gill openings set...  
Description 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]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Moringuidae Gill, 1885. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=151813 on 2018-06-22
Date
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2005-04-07 10:08:04Z
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2015-04-17 08:48:21Z
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. Zootaxa. 3882(1): 1-230., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R.; van der Laan, R. (eds). (2017). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Description 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]
 



LanguageName 
English worm eelsspaghetti eels  [details]
Japanese ハリガネウミヘビ  [details]