Monopenchelys acuta

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Monopenchelys acuta


Taxonavigation: Anguilloidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Infraclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Elopomorpha
Ordo: Anguilliformes
Subordo: Anguilloidei

Familia: Muraenidae
Subfamilia: Muraeninae
Genus: Monopenchelys
Species: Monopenchelys acuta


  • Monopenchelys acuta (Parr, 1930)

Holotype (unique): YPM 2604.

Type locality: Bahamas, West Caicos Island, 30 fathoms depth [stomach contents]).[1]


Vernacular Names[edit]

English: Redface moray


  • Parr, A. E.; 1930: Teleostean shore and shallow-water fishes from the Bahamas and Turks Island. (Scientific results of the third oceanographic expedition of the "Pawnee" 1927.). Bulletin of the Bingham Oceanographic Collection Yale University, 3 (4): 1–148.
  • Smith, D.G. 2012: A checklist of the moray eels of the world (Teleostei: Anguilliformes: Muraenidae). Zootaxa 3474: 1–64. Preview PDF reference page 
  • Monopenchelys acuta in Catalog of Fishes,
    Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & Van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2018. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.
  • IUCN: Monopenchelys acuta (Least Concern)