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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Muraenidae Moray eels
Subfamily: Uropterygiinae
Genus: Uropterygius

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Uropterygius concolor Rüppell, 1838

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Uropterygius concolor
[Unicolor snake moray]
No picture found

Max. Length 53 cm TL

 
Uropterygius fasciolatus
[Blotched moray]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Uropterygius fuscoguttatus Schultz, 1953

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Uropterygius fuscoguttatus
[Brown spotted snake moray]
No picture found

Max. Length 17.8 cm TL

 
Uropterygius genie
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 45.3 cm TL

 
Uropterygius golanii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 19 cm TL

 
Uropterygius inornatus
[Drab snake moray]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 37 cm TL
Uropterygius kamar McCosker & Randall, 1977

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Uropterygius kamar
[Barlip reef-eel]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Uropterygius macrocephalus (Bleeker, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Uropterygius macrocephalus
[Needle-tooth moray]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Uropterygius macularius (Lesueur, 1825)

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Uropterygius macularius
[Marbled moray]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 62 cm SL
Uropterygius marmoratus (Lacepède, 1803)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Uropterygius marmoratus
[Marbled reef-eel]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 37.3 cm TL
Uropterygius micropterus (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Uropterygius micropterus
[Tidepool snake moray]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 71.3 cm TL
Uropterygius nagoensis Hatooka, 1984

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Uropterygius nagoensis
[Nago snakemoray]



Western Pacific, Taiwan,
Max. Length 53.5 cm TL
Uropterygius oligospondylus Chen, Randall & Loh, 2008

Photo by Photo by Chen, H.M.
 
Uropterygius oligospondylus
[Few-vertebrae moray]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 78 cm TL
Uropterygius polyspilus (Regan, 1909)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Uropterygius polyspilus
[Large-spotted snake moray]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 72 cm TL
Uropterygius polystictus Myers & Wade, 1941

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Uropterygius polystictus
[Peppered moray]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Uropterygius supraforatus (Regan, 1909)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Uropterygius supraforatus
[Many-toothed snake moray]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 56 cm TL
Uropterygius versutus Bussing, 1991

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Uropterygius versutus
[Crafty moray]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 54.5 cm TL
Uropterygius wheeleri Blache, 1967

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Uropterygius wheeleri
[Jigsaw moray]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 62 cm TL
Uropterygius xanthopterus Bleeker, 1859

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Uropterygius xanthopterus
[Freckleface reef-eel]
No picture found

Max. Length 53 cm TL

 
Uropterygius xenodontus
[Black snake moray]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Uropterygius concolor Unicolor snake moray Indo-Pacific 50 TL 1838
Uropterygius fasciolatus Blotched moray Indo-Pacific 53 TL 1909
Uropterygius fuscoguttatus Brown spotted snake moray Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1953
Uropterygius genie Western Indian Ocean 17.8 TL 1995
Uropterygius golanii Western Indian Ocean 45.3 TL 1997
Uropterygius inornatus Drab snake moray Western Indian Ocean 19 TL 1958
Uropterygius kamar Barlip reef-eel Indo-Pacific 37 TL 1977
Uropterygius macrocephalus Needle-tooth moray Indo-Pacific 47 TL 1864
Uropterygius macularius Marbled moray Western Atlantic 30 TL 1825
Uropterygius marmoratus Marbled reef-eel Indo-Pacific 62 SL 1803
Uropterygius micropterus Tidepool snake moray Indo-Pacific 37.3 TL 1852
Uropterygius nagoensis Nago snakemoray Pacific Ocean 71.3 TL 1984
Uropterygius oligospondylus Few-vertebrae moray Western Pacific, Taiwan, 53.5 TL 2008
Uropterygius polyspilus Large-spotted snake moray Indo-Pacific 78 TL 1909
Uropterygius polystictus Peppered moray Eastern Pacific 72 TL 1941
Uropterygius supraforatus Many-toothed snake moray Indo-Pacific 40 TL 1909
Uropterygius versutus Crafty moray Eastern Pacific 56 TL 1991
Uropterygius wheeleri Jigsaw moray Eastern Atlantic 54.5 TL 1967
Uropterygius xanthopterus Freckleface reef-eel Indo-Pacific 62 TL 1859
Uropterygius xenodontus Black snake moray Pacific Ocean 53 TL 1997



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