Bicolored false moray

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Not to be confused with the Bicolor false moray (Chlopsis bicollaris)

Bicolored false moray
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Chlopsidae
Genus: Chlopsis
Species: C. bicolor
Binomial name
Chlopsis bicolor
Rafinesque, 1810

The bicolored false moray, bicoloured false moray, false moray, or bicolor eel,[1] Chlopsis bicolor, is an eel in the family Chlopsidae.[2] It was described by Constantine Samuel Rafinesque in 1810.[3] It is a subtropical, marine eel which is known from throughout the eastern and western Atlantic Ocean, including southern Florida, USA; Mexico, southern Brazil, eastern Morocco, Mauritania, and the northern Mediterranean. It typically dwells at a depth of 80-365 m. Males can reach a maximum total length of 42 cm.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Common names for Chlopsis bicolor at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ a b Chlopsis bicolor at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ Rafinesque, C. S., 1810 [ref. 3595] Indice d'ittiologia siciliana; ossia, catalogo metodico dei nomi latini, italiani, e siciliani dei pesci, che si rinvengono in Sicilia disposti secondo un metodo naturale e seguito da un appendice che contiene la descrizione de alcuni nuovi pesci siciliani. G. del Nobolo, Messina. 1-70, Pls. 1-2.