Bicolor false moray

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Bicolor false moray
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Chlopsidae
Genus: Chlopsis
Species: C. bicollaris
Binomial name
Chlopsis bicollaris
(Myers & Wade, 1941)
Synonyms[1]
  • Garmanichthys bicollaris Myers & Wade, 1941

The bicolor false moray[2] (Chlopsis bicollaris) is an eel in the family Chlopsidae.[3] It was described by George S. Myers and Charles Barkley Wade in 1941, originally under the genus Garmanichthys.[4] It is a tropical, marine eel which is known from around the Galapagos Islands in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. Males are known to reach a maximum total length of 20 cm.[3]

Due to the species' endemicity to the Galapagos Islands and its 1200-km2-area of occupancy, the IUCN redlist currently lists the bicolor false moray as Near Threatened.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Synonyms of Chlopsis bicollaris at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ Common names for Chlopsis bicollaris at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ a b Chlopsis bicollaris at www.fishbase.org.
  4. ^ Myers, G. S., and C. B. Wade, 1941 (25 June) [ref. 3133] Four new genera and ten new species of eels from the Pacific coast of tropical America. Allan Hancock Pacific Expedition 1932-40, Los Angeles v. 9 (no. 4): 65-111, Pls. 7-16.
  5. ^ Chlopsis bicollaris at the IUCN redlist.