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Genus: Enchelynassa, Moray Eels

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nostrils: front= tube + flap, rear = cup
D: origin before gill opening
large canines





Front nostrils tubular, with large 2-lobed flap at rear; rear nostril large, in front of and above eye, with a wide raised cup-like rim; jaws long, arched so do not shut completely; teeth large and caniniform, with large fangs at front; origin of dorsal fin before gill opening; tail about equal to head and body; skin with narrow irregular ridges.

The genus contains one Indo-Pacific species, which occurs in the tropical eastern Pacific.