Family Moringuidae - Worm or spaghetti eels
  Order
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Moringuidae
  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 2 | Species : 15 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Distribution: tropical Indo-Pacific and Western Atlantic; rarely in freshwater. 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. Vertebrae 98-180. Pronounced sexual dimorphism exists, but sometimes there is a problem of establishing conspecificity between the sexes.
  Etymology
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  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Elopocephalai | | Elopomorpha | | | | | | | | | | Anguilliformes | | | Moringuidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Moringuidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Moringua raitaborua (Hamilton, 1822)
acceptedseniornew
Muraena raitaborua Hamilton, 1822
synonymseniororiginal
! Moringua rataboura (Hamilton, 1822)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla maculatus Swainson, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal
Ptyobranchus brevis McClelland, 1844
synonymjuniororiginal
Ptyobranchus erythreus McClelland, 1844
synonymjuniororiginal
Ptyobranchus gracilis McClelland, 1844
synonymjuniororiginal
Ptyobranchus medius McClelland, 1844
synonymotherother
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Moringua lumbricoidea Richardson, 1845
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Moringua floresiana Weber & de Beaufort, 1916
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Moringua robusta Herre, 1923
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Rataboura oculata Fowler, 1934
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Moringua latebrosa Schultz, 1953
synonymjuniororiginal
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Moringua guthriana (McClelland, 1844)
acceptedseniornew
Ptyobranchus guthrianus McClelland, 1844
synonymseniororiginal
Ptyobranchus arundinaceus McClelland, 1844
synonymjuniororiginal
Moringua arundinacea (McClelland, 1844)
synonymjuniornew
Moringua cagayana Seale, 1910
synonymjuniororiginal
Moringua macrochir Bleeker, 1853
acceptedseniororiginal
Moringua microchir Bleeker, 1853
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymotheroriginal
Moringua bicolor Kaup, 1856
acceptedseniororiginal
! Moringua bicolour Kaup, 1856
synonymseniororiginal
Moringua javanica (Kaup, 1856)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
Moringua abbreviata (Bleeker, 1863)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Moringua macrocephalus (Bleeker, 1863)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Moringua javanica (non Kaup, 1856)
misappliedmisappliednew
Moringua macrocephalus (non Bleeker, 1863)
misappliedmisappliednew
Moringua edwardsi (Jordan & Bollman, 1889)
acceptedseniornew
Stilbiscus edwardsi Jordan & Bollman, 1889
synonymseniororiginal
Aphthalmichthys caribbeus Gill & Smith, 1900
synonymjuniororiginal
Moringua caribbeus (Gill & Smith, 1900)
synonymjuniornew
Leptocephalus diptychus Eigenmann & Kennedy, 1901
synonymjuniororiginal
Mayerina mayeri Silvester, 1915
synonymjuniororiginal
Aphthalmichthys mayeri (Silvester, 1915)
synonymjuniornew
Moringua boekei Metzelaar, 1919
synonymjuniororiginal
! Moringua boeki Metzelaar, 1919
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Stilbiscus bahamensis (Mowbray, 1927)
synonymjuniornew
Merinthichthys sanchezi Howell Rivero, 1934
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Moringua penni Schultz, 1953
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Chrinorhinus torrei Howell Rivero, 1932
synonymjuniororiginal
! Chirionorhinus torrei Howell Rivero, 1932
synonymjuniororiginal
Neoconger vermiformis Gilbert, 1890
acceptedseniororiginal
Neoconger tuberculatus (Castle, 1965)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
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