Echidna polyzona

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Echidna polyzona


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 polyzona


  • Echidna polyzona (Richardson, 1845)

Lectotype: BMNH 1977.4.22.3, designated by Böhlke & Randall (2000). Paralectotypes (1)?: BMNH 1855.9.19.1292 (1).

Type locality: No locality given.




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  • Bliss, R.; 1883: Descriptions of new species of Mauritian fishes. Transactions of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences of Mauritius (N. S.), 13: 45–63.
  • Böhlke, E. B. & Randall, J. E.; 2000: A review of the moray eels (Angulliformes [sic]: Muraenidae) of the Hawaiian Islands, with descriptions of two new species. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 150: 203–278, Pls. 1-9.
  • Fowler, H. W.; 1900: Contributions to the ichthyology of the tropical Pacific. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 52: 493–528, Pls. 18-20.pdf
  • Fowler, H. W.; 1912: Descriptions of nine new eels, with notes on other species. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 64: 8–33.pdf
  • Jenkins, O. P.; Report on collections of fishes made in the Hawaiian Islands, with descriptions of new species. Bulletin of the U. S. Fish Commission, 22 (1902): 415–511, Pls. 1-4.
  • Jordan, D. S. & Evermann, B. W.; 1903: Descriptions of new genera and species of fishes from the Hawaiian Islands. Bulletin of the U. S. Fish Commission, 22 (1902): 161–208.
  • Peters, W. (C. H.), 1855: Übersicht der in Mossambique beobachteten Seefische. Monatsberichte der Königlichen Preuss[ischen] Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 1855: 428–466.
  • Richardson, J.; 1845: Ichthyology.--Part 3. In R. B. Hinds (ed.): The zoology of the voyage of H. M. S. Sulphur, under the command of Captain Sir Edward Belcher, R. N., C. B., F. R. G. S., etc., during the years 1836-42, No. 10 . London: Smith, Elder & Co. 99-150, Pls. 55-64.
  • 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
  • Vaillant, L. L. & Sauvage, H. E.; 1875: Note sur quelques espèces nouvelles de poissons des îles Sandwich. Revue et Magasin de Zoologie (Ser. 3) v. 3: 278–287.
  • Echidna polyzona in Catalog of Fishes, Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2024. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.

Vernacular names

English: Barred moray