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Uropterygius  Rüppell, 1838
Taxonomic Serial No.: 161246

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): finless morays [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderAnguilliformes  – eels, anguilles  
                                  FamilyMuraenidae  – morays, morenas, murènes, moray eels  
                                        GenusUropterygius Rüppell, 1838 – finless morays  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Uropterygius alboguttatus Smith, 1962  
                                           Species Uropterygius concolor Rüppell, 1838 – brown moray, uniform reef eel 
                                           Species Uropterygius fasciolatus (Regan, 1909)  
                                           Species Uropterygius fuscoguttatus Schultz in Schultz, Herald, Lachner, Welander and Woods, 1953  
                                           Species Uropterygius genie Randall and Golani, 1995  
                                           Species Uropterygius golanii McCosker and Smith, 1997  
                                           Species Uropterygius inornatus Gosline, 1958  
                                           Species Uropterygius kamar McCosker and Randall, 1977  
                                           Species Uropterygius macrocephalus (Bleeker, 1865) – largehead moray, morena cabezona 
                                           Species Uropterygius macularius (Lesueur, 1825) – marbled moray, morena jaspeada 
                                           Species Uropterygius makatei Gosline, 1958  
                                           Species Uropterygius marmoratus (Lacepède, 1803) – marbled eel, marbled reef-eel 
                                           Species Uropterygius micropterus (Bleeker, 1852)  
                                           Species Uropterygius nagoensis Hatooka, 1984  
                                           Species Uropterygius polyspilus (Regan, 1909)  
                                           Species Uropterygius polystictus Myers and Wade, 1941 – peppered moray, morena pintada 
                                           Species Uropterygius supraforatus (Regan, 1909)  
                                           Species Uropterygius versutus Bussing, 1991 – crafty moray, morena lista 
                                           Species Uropterygius wheeleri Blache, 1967  
                                           Species Uropterygius xanthopterus Bleeker, 1859  
                                           Species Uropterygius xenodontus McCosker and Smith, 1997  

  Expert: Wayne C. Starnes  
  Notes: Research Curator of Fishes, North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Research Laboratory, 4301 Reedy Creek Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27607, USA   
  Reference for: Uropterygius    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Uropterygius   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Uropterygius   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Uropterygius   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Böhlke, E. B., J. E. Böhlke, M. M. Leiby, J. E. McCosker, et al. / Böhlke, Eugenia B., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1989   
  Article/Chapter Title: Orders Anguilliformes and Saccopharyngiformes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the Western North Atlantic, no. 1, pt. 9, vol. 1   
  Page(s): xvii + 1-656   
  Publisher: Sears Foundation for Marine Research, Yale University   
  Publication Place: New Haven, Connecticut, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-935868-45-3   
  Reference for: Uropterygius   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N.  
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Genera of Recent Fishes   
  Page(s): iii + 697   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, CA, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-23-8   
  Reference for: Uropterygius   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Uropterygius   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S.  
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the World, Third Edition   
  Page(s): xvii + 600   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-54713-1   
  Reference for: Uropterygius   

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