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Purple spaghetti-eel, Moringua raitaborua (Hamilton, 1822)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Anguilliformes (Eels) Suborder: Anguilloidei Family: Moringuidae (Spaghetti eels) Genus: Moringua Species: M. raitaborua

Synonym: Muraena raitaborua Hamilton, 1822

Common/local names English: Purple spaghetti-eel Bangladesh: Rata Boura (রাটা বউরা)

Distributions: Bangladesh (Rahman, 1989 and 2005) and India (Gangetic estuary of West Bengal) (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

Conservation status: Not threatened in Bangladesh (IUCN Bangladesh, 2000).

Morphology: Body extremely elongate but sometimes relatively …read more