Cirrimaxilla formosa

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Cirrimaxilla formosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Muraenidae
Genus: Cirrimaxilla
Hong Ming Chen & K. T. Shao, 1995
Species: C. formosa
Binomial name
Cirrimaxilla formosa
Hong Ming Chen & K. T. Shao, 1995

The Taiwanese barbel moray,[1] Cirrimaxilla formosa, is a species of eel in the family Muraenidae, and the only member of the genus Cirrimaxilla.[2] It was described by Hong Ming Chen and K. T. Shao in 1995.[3] It is found only in Pingtung County, Taiwan. The holotype, a female, measures a total length of 16.6 centimetres (6.5 in).[2]


  1. ^ Common names of Cirrimaxilla formosa at
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Cirrimaxilla formosa" in FishBase. June 2011 version.
  3. ^ Chen, H.-M. and K.-T. Shao, 1995 [ref. 22201] New eel genus, Cirrimaxilla, and description of the type species, Cirrimaxilla formosa (Pisces: Muraenidae) from southern Taiwan. Bulletin of Marine Science v. 57 (no. 2): 328-332.