Genus: Echidna, Chain Moray Eel, Moray, Moray Eels
MORAY EELS, MORAY
Snout short and jaws short, broad; front nostril tubular, rear one a small hole above front of eye; teeth: no canines, some molar-like, at least on roof of mouth; gill opening a small slit at mid-flank; length of tail very slightly greater than ½ TL; dorsal and anal fins skin covered, but evident; dorsal origin before gill opening, anal origin immediately after anus; lateral line pores absent except for 2 pores above and before gill opening.
Echidna is a circumtropical genus of about 11 species. One west Atlantic species occurs in our region.