Moringuidae

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Moringuidae
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Moringua javanica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Superorder: Elopomorpha
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Moringuidae
Genera

Moringua
Neoconger

The Moringuidae are a small family of eels commonly known as spaghetti eels or worm eels, although the latter name is also shared with other families of eels.

Moringuid eels are found in shallow tropical waters worldwide. They range from about 15 to 140 cm (5.9 to 55.1 in) to in length, and have very narrow, cylindrical bodies, giving rise to their common name.[1]

The family contains 14 species in its two genera.

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCosker, John F. (1998). Paxton, J.R. & Eschmeyer, W.N., ed. Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. p. 89. ISBN 0-12-547665-5.