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Diagnostic Description

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Description: Characterized by its enlarged eyes; well developed pectoral fin, length 6-7 in HL; body bicolored, upper portion of head and sides are dark grey, and silvery white below; body depth 60-90 in TL; head length 12-16 in TL; 90-95 lateral-line pores anterior to anus (Ref. 90102).
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Vertebrae: 148
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Moringua bicolor

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Moringua bicolor, the bicolor spaghetti eel, is an eel in the family Moringuidae (spaghetti/worm eels).[2] It was described by Johann Jakob Kaup in 1856.[3] It is a marine eel known from Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, and the Laccadive Sea, in the Indo-West Pacific. It dwells in temperate waters at a known depth of 3 m (9.8 ft).[2]

Moringua bicolor is the first moringuid eel to be described from Japan.[4]

References

  1. ^ Synonyms of Moringua bicolor at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ a b Moringua bicolor at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ Kaup, J. J., 1856 [ref. 2572] Uebersicht der Aale. Archiv für Naturgeschichte v. 22 (no. 1): 41-77.
  4. ^ Aizawa, M., 1992. First record of a worm eel, Moringua bicolor (Pisces: Moringuidae) from Japan. I.O.P. Div. News 3(1):2-3.
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Moringua bicolor: Brief Summary

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Moringua bicolor, the bicolor spaghetti eel, is an eel in the family Moringuidae (spaghetti/worm eels). It was described by Johann Jakob Kaup in 1856. It is a marine eel known from Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, and the Laccadive Sea, in the Indo-West Pacific. It dwells in temperate waters at a known depth of 3 m (9.8 ft).

Moringua bicolor is the first moringuid eel to be described from Japan.

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