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Genus: Scuticaria, Moray Eels, Reef-Eels

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D & A: low crests at rear
tail < 1/3 TL, soft, blunt point
nostrils: both tubular, rear above eye



Body very elongate, cylindrical; tail very short (~ 1/3 of TL), with blunt, skin-covered tip; eye small; front and rear nostrils short tubes, rear nostrils between and above centers of eyes, without associated pores;  teeth smooth, slender, sharp; dorsal & anal fins present as low crests near tip of tail.

This tropical Indo-Pacific genus has 2 species, with one Indo-Pacific species in our area.