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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Enchelycore
Rank  Genus
Family  Muraenidae
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Eel

Lower classifications  Leopard moray eel, Fangtooth moray, Caribbean chestnut moray, Mosaic moray, Mottled Conger Moray

Enchelycore anatina at fish on the way

Enchelycore is a genus of moray eels in the family Muraenidae. Enchelycore species are generally small to medium-sized eels, most ranging from 2 to 3 feet (61 to 91 cm) in length, with the largest being the Mosaic Moray (E. ramosa), which reaches a length of 6 feet (180 cm). Members of the genus feature distinctive, curved jaws that prevent them from fully closing their mouth and aids them in catching, and holding on to prey. Enchelycore species can also feature extremely bright colors (E. pardalis, E. anatina) and ornate markings (E. lichenosa).


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There are currently 13 recognized species in this genus:

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  • Enchelycore anatina (R. T. Lowe, 1838) (Fangtooth moray)
  • Enchelycore bayeri (L. P. Schultz, 1953) (Bayer's moray)
  • Enchelycore bikiniensis (L. P. Schultz, 1953) (Bikini Atoll moray)
  • Enchelycore carychroa J. E. Böhlke & E. B. Böhlke, 1976 (Caribbean chestnut moray)
  • Enchelycore kamara J. E. Böhlke & E. B. Böhlke, 1980 (Dark-spotted moray)
  • Enchelycore lichenosa (D. S. Jordan & Snyder, 1901) (Reticulate hookjaw moray)
  • Enchelycore nigricans (Bonnaterre, 1788) (Mulatto Conger)
  • Enchelycore nycturanus D. G. Smith, 2002
  • Enchelycore octaviana (G. S. Myers & Wade, 1941) (Slenderjaw moray)
  • Enchelycore pardalis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) (Leopard moray)
  • Enchelycore ramosa (Griffin, 1926) (Mosaic moray)
  • Enchelycore schismatorhynchus (Bleeker, 1853) (White-margined moray)
  • Enchelycore tamarae Prokofiev, 2005

  • Enchelycore Dragon Moray Enchelycore pardalis
    Enchelycore Dragon Moray Enchelycore pardalis


    Enchelycore Wikipedia

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