Long-toothed false moray

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Long-toothed false moray
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Chlopsidae
Genus: Boehlkenchelys
Tighe, 1992
Species: B. longidentata
Binomial name
Boehlkenchelys longidentata
Tighe, 1992
  • Boehlkenchelys longicaudatus Tighe, 1992

The long-toothed false moray (Boehlkenchelys longidentata) is an eel of the family Chlopsidae which inhabits tropical reefs around the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, Ambon Island in Indonesia, and Fiji and Palau in the Pacific Ocean. It is the only species in its genus.[2] The genus Boehlkenchelys is named for J.E. and E.B. Boehlke.


  1. ^ Synonyms of Boehlkenchelys longidentata at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Boehlkenchelys longidentata" in FishBase. June 2011 version.