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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Moringuidae Worm or spaghetti eels

Genus: Moringua

(See list of species below)



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Moringua abbreviata Indo-Pacific 33 TL 1863
Moringua bicolor Bicolor spaghetti eel Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1856
Moringua edwardsi Spaghetti eel Western Atlantic 50 TL 1889
Moringua ferruginea Rusty spaghetti eel Indo-Pacific 140 TL 1883
Moringua guthriana Bengal spaghetti-eel Eastern Indian Ocean 65 TL 1844
Moringua hawaiiensis Hawaiian spaghetti eel Central Pacific 45.4 SL 1904
Moringua javanica Java spaghetti eel Indo-Pacific 120 TL 1856
Moringua macrocephalus Western Pacific 36.5 SL 1863
Moringua macrochir Longfin spaghetti eel Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1853
Moringua microchir Lesser thrush eel Indo-West Pacific 47 TL 1853
Moringua penni Penn's thrush eel Western Central Pacific 1953
Moringua raitaborua Purple spaghetti-eel Eastern Indian Ocean 44 SL 1822



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