Echidna nocturna

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Echidna nocturna


Taxonavigation: Anguilloidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Elopocephalai
Supercohors: Elopocephala
Cohors/Superordo: Elopomorpha
Ordo: Anguilliformes
Subordo: Anguilloidei

Familia: Muraenidae
Subfamilia: Muraeninae
Genus: Echidna
Species: Echidna nocturna


  • Echidna nocturna (Cope, 1872)

Holotype: ANSP 14926.

Type locality: Costa Rica, Río Grande at San Jose.[1]



Vernacular names

English: Freckled moray


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  • Clark, H. W., 1936: New and noteworthy fishes. The Templeton Crocker expedition of the California Academy of Sciences, 1932. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 4) 21 (29): 383–396.pdf
  • Cope, E. D., 1872: Report on the recent reptiles and fishes of the survey, collected by Campbell Carrington and C. M. Dawes. U. S. Geological Survey Territitories Annual Report, 5 (4): 467–476.
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  • Garman, S.; 1899: The Fishes. In: Reports on an exploration off the west coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, and off the Galapagos Islands ... by the U. S. Fish Commission steamer "Albatross," during 1891 ... No. XXVI. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 24 : Text: 1–431, Atlas: Pls. 1-85 + A-M.pdf
  • Seale, A.; 1917: New species of apodal fishes. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology v. 61 (no. 4): 79–94.pdf
  • Smith, D.G. 2012. A checklist of the moray eels of the world (Teleostei: Anguilliformes: Muraenidae). Zootaxa 3474: 1–64. Preview PDF. Open access. Reference page
  • Echidna nocturna in Catalog of Fishes, Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2024. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.