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Enchelynassa canina

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nostrils: front = tube + flap, rear = cup

large canines  
 
dark grey-brown
 
 

     

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Enchelynassa canina (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)


Longfang moray,     Viper moray



Front nostril a short tube with a long 2-lobed flap at rear end; rear nostril above front of eye, large, oval and cup-like, with a raised rim;  jaws long, arched so do not shut completely; extremely long canine teeth at front of jaws, and inner row on side of upper jaw; dorsal and anal fins developed as skin-covered ridges, but clearly evident; dorsal origin before gill opening; skin with narrow irregular ridges.

Dark brownish grey with vertical thin blackish lines in grooves on skin; each pore along side of jaws in a small pale to whitish spot.


Size: reported to 250 cm.

Habitat: rocky bottoms.

Depth: 2-20 m.

Widespread in the tropical Indo-Pacific; in the eastern Pacific it is known from Clipperton Island and the Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama.

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