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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Elopomorpha
Ordo: Anguilliformes
Subordo: Anguilloidei
Familia: Muraenidae
Subfamilia: Muraeninae
Genus: Enchelycore
Species: E. anatina - E. lichenosa - E. nycturanus - E. ramosa -


Enchelycore Forster, 1788

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).


* Enchelycore anatina (Lowe, 1838) – Fangtooth moray
* Enchelycore bayeri (Schultz, 1953) – Hookjaw moray
* Enchelycore bikiniensis (Schultz, 1953) – Bikini Atoll moray
* Enchelycore carychroa Böhlke & Böhlke, 1976 – Caribbean chestnut moray
* Enchelycore kamara Böhlke & Böhlke, 1980 – Dark-spotted moray
* Enchelycore lichenosa (Jordan & Snyder, 1901) – Reticulate hookjaw moray
* Enchelycore nigricans (Bonnaterre, 1788) – Mottled Conger Moray
* Enchelycore nycturanus Smith, 2002
* Enchelycore octaviana (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


* Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). Species of Enchelycore in FishBase. May 2006 version.

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