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Family: Moringuidae Worm or spaghetti eels



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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Moringua abbreviata (Bleeker, 1863)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Moringua abbreviata
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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Moringua bicolor Kaup, 1856

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Moringua bicolor
[Bicolor spaghetti eel]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Moringua edwardsi (Jordan & Bollman, 1889)

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Moringua edwardsi
[Spaghetti eel]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Moringua ferruginea Bliss, 1883

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Moringua ferruginea
[Rusty spaghetti eel]
No picture found

Max. Length 65 cm TL

 
Moringua guthriana
[Bengal spaghetti-eel]
No picture found

Max. Length 45.4 cm SL

 
Moringua hawaiiensis
[Hawaiian spaghetti eel]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Moringua javanica (Kaup, 1856)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Moringua javanica
[Java spaghetti eel]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 36.5 cm SL
Moringua macrocephalus (Bleeker, 1863)

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Moringua macrocephalus
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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Moringua macrochir Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Moringua macrochir
[Longfin spaghetti eel]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Moringua microchir Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Photo by Pöllabauer, C.
 
Moringua microchir
[Lesser thrush eel]
No picture found


 
Moringua penni
[Penn's thrush eel]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 44 cm SL
Moringua raitaborua (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Bucol, A.A.
 
Moringua raitaborua
[Purple spaghetti-eel]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Neoconger mucronatus Girard, 1858

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Neoconger mucronatus
[Ridged eel]
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Neoconger tuberculatus
[Swollengut worm eel]



Eastern Central Pacific

Neoconger vermiformis Gilbert, 1890

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Neoconger vermiformis
[Smalleye spaghetti eel]



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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
Neoconger mucronatus Ridged eel Western Atlantic 30 TL 1858
Neoconger tuberculatus Swollengut worm eel Indo-West Pacific 1965
Neoconger vermiformis Smalleye spaghetti eel Eastern Central Pacific 1890



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