Enchelycore bayeri

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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: Enchelycore
Species: Enchelycore bayeri


  • Enchelycore bayeri (Schultz, 1953)

Holotype: USNM 141608. Paratypes: FMNH 62583 [ex USNM 141604] (1); USNM 116053 (1), 141605-07 (1, 1, 1), 141609 (1), 152976-77 [ex UW] (1, 1), 202542 [ex UW 8742] (1).

Type locality: Western Pacific, Marshall Islands, Rongelap Atoll, Lagoon coral head at Kieschiechi Island, depth 20 feet.[1]


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Bayer's moray


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  • Günther, A.; 1870: Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum. Catalogue of the Physostomi, containing the families Gymnotidae, Symbranchidae, Muraenidae, Pegasidae, and of the Lophobranchii, Plectognathi, Dipnoi, ...[thru] ... Leptocardii, in the British Museum. 8: 1–549.
  • Lowe, R. T.; 1838: A synopsis of the fishes of Madeira; with the principal synonyms, Portuguese names, and characters of the new genera and species. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, 2 (pt 3, art. 14): 173–200.
  • Schultz, L. P. , Herald, E. S., Lachner, E. A., Welander, A. D. & Woods, L. P.; 1953: Fishes of the Marshall and Marianas islands. Vol. I. Families from Asymmetrontidae through Siganidae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, No. 202, 1: 1–685, Pls. 1-74.
  • 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
  • Enchelycore bayeri in Catalog of Fishes, Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2023. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.