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M. cinereus


Taxonavigation: Congroidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
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: Congroidei

Familia: Muraenesocidae
Genus: Muraenesox
Species (2): M. bagio – M. cinereus


  • Muraenesox McClelland, 1844: 408
    • Gender: masculine.
    • Type species: Muraenesox tricuspidata McClelland, 1844.
      • Fixation: type by subsequent designation, by Jordan, 1919: 220.
  • Etymology: portmanteau of genera Muraena Linnaeus, 1758, moray, and Esox Linnaeus, 1758, pike.


Primary references[edit]

  • McClelland, J. 1843. Description of a collection of fishes made at Chusan and Ningpo in China, by Dr. G. R. Playfair, Surgeon of the Phlegethon, war steamer, during the late military operations in that country. Calcutta Journal of Natural History, 4(4): 390–413, Pls. 21–25. BHL
  • Jordan, D.S. 1919. The genera of fishes, part II, from Agassiz to Bleeker, 1833-1858, twenty-six years, with the accepted type of each. A contribution to the stability of scientific nomenclature. Leland Stanford Junior University Publications, University Series, 36: i–ix + 163–284 + i–xiii. BHL