Enchelycore pardalis

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Enchelycore pardalis


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 pardalis


  • Enchelycore pardalis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Lectotype: RMNH 3742; designated by Boeseman (1947). Paralectotypes: RMNH D2028 (1, stuffed), 3778 (1).

Type locality: Japan, Nagasaki.[1]



  • Boeseman, M.; 1947: Revision of the fishes collected by Burger and Von Siebold in Japan. Zoologische Mededelingen (Leiden), 28: 1–242, Pls. 1-5.
  • Jenkins, O. P.; 1903: 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.
  • Smith, D.G. 2002: Enchelycore nycturanus, a new moray eel from South Africa (Teleostei: Anguilliformes: Muraenidae). Zootaxa 104: 1–6. Abstract & excerpt 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
  • Temminck, C. J. & Schlegel, H.; 1846: Pisces. In: Fauna Japonica, sive descriptio animalium quae in itinere per Japoniam suscepto annis 1823-30 collegit, notis observationibus et adumbrationibus illustravit P. F. de Siebold. Parts 10-14: 173–269.
  • Enchelycore pardalis in Catalog of Fishes, Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2023. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Leopard moray eel
polski: murena smocza
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