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Anguilloidei
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American eel, Anguilla rostrata
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Anguilloidei
Families

Anguillidae
Chlopsidae
Heterenchelyidae
Moringuidae
Muraenidae
Myrocongridae

The Anguilloidei are a suborder of the order Anguilliformes (the eels) containing three families:

  • Anguillidae (freshwater eels)
  • Serrivomeridae (sawtooth eels)
  • Nemichthyidae (snipe eels)

This suborder used to have included several other families that have recently been moved to new suborders: Chlopsidae (false morays), Heterenchelyidae (mud eels), Moringuidae (worm eels), Muraenidae (moray eels), and Myrocongridae (thin eels).

  • "Anguilliformes". FishBase. Ed. Ranier Froese and Daniel Pauly. January 2006 version. N.p.: FishBase, 2006.
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