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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Muraenidae Moray eels
Subfamily: Uropterygiinae
Genus: Anarchias

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Photo by Shao, K.T.

Max. Length 17 cm TL
Anarchias allardicei Jordan & Starks, 1906

Photo by Shao, K.T.
Anarchias allardicei
[Allardice's moray]
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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 21.9 cm TL

Anarchias cantonensis
[Canton Island moray]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Anarchias euryurus (Lea, 1913)

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Anarchias euryurus
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Central Pacific
Max. Length 29.3 cm TL

Anarchias exulatus

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Anarchias galapagensis (Seale, 1940)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
Anarchias galapagensis
[Hardtail moray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 11.5 cm TL
Anarchias leucurus (Snyder, 1904)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
Anarchias leucurus
[Snyder's moray]
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Eastern Central Atlantic

Anarchias longicauda
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Western Pacific
Max. Length 15.9 cm TL

Anarchias schultzi

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Max. Length 29 cm TL
Anarchias seychellensis Smith, 1962

Photo by Randall, J.E.
Anarchias seychellensis
[Seychelles moray]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Anarchias similis (Lea, 1913)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
Anarchias similis
[Pygmy moray]
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Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 19.1 cm TL

Anarchias supremus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Anarchias allardicei Allardice's moray Indo-Pacific 17 TL 1906
Anarchias cantonensis Canton Island moray Indo-West Pacific 21.9 TL 1943
Anarchias euryurus Eastern Atlantic 25 TL 1913
Anarchias exulatus Central Pacific 29.3 TL 2010
Anarchias galapagensis Hardtail moray Eastern Pacific 17 TL 1940
Anarchias leucurus Snyder's moray Western Pacific 11.5 TL 1904
Anarchias longicauda Eastern Central Atlantic 1877
Anarchias schultzi Western Pacific 15.9 TL 2010
Anarchias seychellensis Seychelles moray Indo-Pacific 29 TL 1962
Anarchias similis Pygmy moray Western Atlantic 20 TL 1913
Anarchias supremus Southwest Pacific 19.1 TL 2006

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