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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: Congroidei
Familia: Muraenesocidae
Genus: Muraenesox

Muraenesox is a small genus of eels found throughout the Indo-Pacific. It currently has two or three described species as some species have been moved to other genera. Members are found in the Indo West Pacific.[2]


* Muraenesox bagio — Common Pike Conger (Hamilton, 1822)
* Muraenesox cinereus — Daggertooth Pike Conger (Forsskål, 1775)
* Muraenesox yamaguchiensis — Katayama and Takai, 1954 (considered by the World Register of Marine Species to the same species as Muraenesox bagio.[3]

Formerly members of this genus

* Moved to Cynoponticus
o Cynoponticus coniceps (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)
o Cynoponticus ferox Costa, 1846
o Cynoponticus savanna (Bancroft, 1831)
* Moved to Congresox
o Congresox talabon (Cuvier, 1829)
o Congresox talabonoides (Bleeker, 1853)
o Congresox talabon (Cuvier, 1829)


1. ^ ITIS.gov
2. ^ Fishbase.org
3. ^ Marinespecies.org)

* Van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357–374

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