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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Chlopsidae False morays

Genus: Kaupichthys

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Kaupichthys atronasus Black-nostril false moray Indo-Pacific 12 TL 1953
Kaupichthys brachychirus Shortfin false moray Indo-Pacific 13 TL 1953
Kaupichthys diodontus Common false moray Indo-Pacific. Recent aut 30 TL 1943
Kaupichthys hyoproroides False moray Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1896
Kaupichthys japonicus Western Pacific 23.8 TL 1960
Kaupichthys nuchalis Collared eel Western Atlantic 16 TL 1967



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