Fangtooth moray

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Fangtooth moray
Fangtooth moray.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Muraenidae
Genus: Enchelycore
Species: E. anatina
Binomial name
Enchelycore anatina
(R. T. Lowe, 1838)
Synonyms[1]
  • Muraena anatina Lowe, 1838
  • Gymnothorax anatinus (Lowe, 1838)
  • Lycodontis anatinus (Lowe, 1838)
  • Muraena sanctaehelenae Günther, 1870

The fangtooth moray (sometimes tiger moray[2] or bird-eye conger[3]) is a moray eel of the family Muraenidae found in warmer parts of the eastern Atlantic Ocean, including the Mediterranean Sea, Canary Islands, Madeira and various other islands.

The fangtooth moray is distinctive for its bright yellow colouring and elongated jaw, which is filled with a large number of long "glasslike" teeth. It can reach up to 120 cm (47 in) in length.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Synonyms of Enchelycore anatina at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ Sergio Hanquet, Diving in Canaries, Litografía A. ROMERO, 2001. ISBN 84-932195-0-9
  3. ^ Common names of Enchelycore anatina at www.fishbase.org.
  4. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2008). "Enchelycore anatina" in FishBase. January 2008 version.