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Moringuidae

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The Moringuidae are a small family of eels commonly known as spaghetti eels or worm eels, although the latter name is also shared with other families of eels.

Moringuid eels are found in shallow tropical waters worldwide. They range from about 15 to 140 cm (5.9 to 55.1 in) to in length, and have very narrow, cylindrical bodies, giving rise to their common name.[1]

The family contains 14 species in its two genera.

References

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Moringuidae: Brief Summary

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The Moringuidae are a small family of eels commonly known as spaghetti eels or worm eels, although the latter name is also shared with other families of eels.

Moringuid eels are found in shallow tropical waters worldwide. They range from about 15 to 140 cm (5.9 to 55.1 in) to in length, and have very narrow, cylindrical bodies, giving rise to their common name.

The family contains 14 species in its two genera.

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