Anguilloidei

suborder of fishes

The Anguilloidei are a suborder of the order Anguilliformes (the eels) containing three families:[1]

Anguilloidei
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American eel, Anguilla rostrata
Scientific classification
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Anguilloidei
Families

Anguillidae
Chlopsidae
Heterenchelyidae
Moringuidae
Muraenidae
Myrocongridae

This suborder used to have included several other families that have recently been moved to new suborders: Chlopsidae (false morays), Heterenchelyidae (mud eels), Moringuidae (worm eels), Muraenidae (moray eels), and Myrocongridae (thin eels).[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nelson, Joseph S.; Grande, Terry C.; Wilson, Mark V. H. (2016). Fishes of the World (5th ed.). John Wiley & Sons. pp. 151–153. ISBN 9781118342336.