Taxon profile


Echidna Forster, 1788

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Anguilliformes »  family Muraenidae - morays

Scientific synonyms

Megaderus Rafinesque, 1815 (unjustified replacement name) urepl

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Included taxa

Number of records: 11

species Echidna amblyodon (Bleeker, 1856)
species Echidna catenata (Bloch, 1795) - Chain Moray
species Echidna delicatula (Kaup, 1856) - Fine-speckled Moray
species Echidna leucotaenia Schultz, 1943 - White-banded Moray Eel
species Echidna nebulosa (Ahl, 1789) - Bosch' Moray Eel

Echidna nebulosa - Bosch' Moray Eel

species Echidna nocturna (Cope, 1872) - Freckled Moray
species Echidna peli (Kaup, 1856) - Pebbletooth Moray
species Echidna polyzona (Richardson, 1845) - Banded Moray

Echidna polyzona - Banded Moray

species Echidna rhodochilus Bleeker, 1863
species Echidna unicolor Schultz in Schultz et al., 1953 - Unicolor Moray
species Echidna xanthospilos (Bleeker, 1859)

Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [genus/1293]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Echidna Forster, 1777]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
EN Australian Faunal Directory [16821c49-1703-4419-a2c8-23e9fedcac0f]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Echidna Forster, 1788]
Data retrieved on: 19 January 2015

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Comments - 1


urepl unjustified replacement name - new name proposed to replace junior homonym when not necessary.