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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Muraenidae Moray eels
Subfamily: Muraeninae
Genus: Echidna

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Max. Length 20.5 cm TL

 
Echidna amblyodon
[Sulawesi moray]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Echidna delicatula
[Mottled moray]



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

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Echidna leucotaenia
[Whiteface moray]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Williamson, C.
 
Echidna rhodochilus
[Pink-lipped moray eel]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Echidna unicolor Schultz, 1953

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Echidna unicolor
[Unicolor moray]



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

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Echidna xanthospilos
[Yellow-spotted moray]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Echidna amblyodon Sulawesi moray Western Central Pacific 20.5 TL 1856
Echidna catenata Chain moray Western Atlantic 165 TL 1795
Echidna delicatula Mottled moray Indo-Pacific 65 TL 1856
Echidna leucotaenia Whiteface moray Indo-Pacific 75 TL 1943
Echidna nebulosa Starry moray Indo-Pacific 100 TL 1789
Echidna nocturna Palenose moray Eastern Pacific 71 TL 1872
Echidna peli Pebbletooth moray Eastern Atlantic 100 TL 1856
Echidna polyzona Barred moray Indo-Pacific 72.3 TL 1845
Echidna rhodochilus Pink-lipped moray eel Indo-West Pacific 33.8 TL 1863
Echidna unicolor Unicolor moray Indo-Pacific 40 TL 1953
Echidna xanthospilos Yellow-spotted moray Indo-Pacific 75 TL 1859



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