Echidna delicatula

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Echidna delicatula


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 delicatula


  • Echidna delicatula (Kaup, 1856)

Holotype: RMNH 7212.

Type locality: Molucca Islands.[1]



Vernacular names

English: Mottled moray


  • Herre, A. W. C. T.; 1935: New fishes obtained by the Crane Pacific expedition. Field Museum of Natural History, Publications, Zoölogical Series, 18 (12): 383–438.
  • Jordan, D. S. & Seale, A:; 1906: The fishes of Samoa. Description of the species found in the archipelago, with a provisional check-list of the fishes of Oceania. Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries, 25 (for 1905): 173–455 + index 457-488, Pls. 33-53.pdf
  • Kaup, J. J.; 1856: Uebersicht der Aale. Archiv für Naturgeschichte, 22 (1): 41–77.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 delicatula in Catalog of Fishes, Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2024. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.