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

  1. ^ McCosker, John F. (1998). Paxton, J.R.; Eschmeyer, W.N. (eds.). Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. p. 89. ISBN 0-12-547665-5.
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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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Description

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Distribution: Indo-Pacific and Western Atlantic. Body very much elongated and filamentous. Scales absent. Gill openings set low on body. Dorsal and anal fins appearing as low folds far down posterior and united with caudal fin. Pectorals weakly developed, when present. Eyes small underneath skin. Pronounced sexual dimorphism exists, but sometimes there is a problem of establishing conspecificity between the sexes.
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