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Monopenchelys acuta
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Monopenchelys acuta

(Parr 1930)
  

Monopenchelys acuta was originally described as Uropterygius acuta by Parr in 1930. It belongs to the family Muraenidae and subfamily Muraeninae. It is commonly known as Redface moray and is known in USA (contiguous states) as redface moray, in South Africa as Redface Eel, in Bahamas as Redface moray. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Cosmopolitan in warm waters, including Hawaiian islands.
Species   acuta
AuthorWI   Parr [A. E.]
AuthorNI   Parr
Qualification   ---
Year   1930
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Anguilliformes Anguilliformes
Family   Muraenidae
Subfamily  
Muraeninae Muraeninae
Genus   Monopenchelys
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Anguilliformes
Family   Muraenidae
Subfamily   Muraeninae
Genus   Monopenchelys
Original Name   Uropterygius        
Taxon Name   acutus
Original Combination   Uropterygius acutus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Uropterygius acutus
OriginalSubGenus   Uropterygius
Original Author   Parr
Original AuthorWI   Parr [A. E.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1930
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Muraeninae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   West Caicos Island, Bahamas, depth 30 fathoms (stomach content).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Moore & Boardman 1991:19 [ref. 16741], Böhlke & Smith 2002:91 [ref. 26380]
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   YPM 2604
Page   16
Illustrations   Fig. 2

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Monopenchelys acuta
Current Species   acuta
Current Genus   Monopenchelys
Current AuthorWI   Parr [A. E.]
Current AuthorNI   Parr
Current Year   1930
Current Family   Muraenidae
Current Subfamily  
Muraeninae Muraeninae

Habitat   demersal        
Water   Salt water
Depth Range   From 13 to 54 meters.
   
Distribution   Cosmopolitan in warm waters, including Hawaiian islands.

Current Summary   Valid as Monopenchelys acuta  (Parr 1930). Muraenidae: Muraeninae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Uropterygius acutus  Parr 1930 -- (Andreata & Séret 1996:581 [ref. 16204]). • Valid as Monopenchelys acuta  (Parr 1930) -- (Böhlke & McCosker 1982:128 [ref. 502], Böhlke et al. 1989:191 [ref. 13286], Smith 1989:905 [ref. 13285], Smith & Böhlke 1990:144 [ref. 19379], Böhlke et al. 1999:1657 [ref. 24692], Böhlke & Randall 2000:261 [ref. 24493], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:148 [ref. 27754], Böhlke & Smith 2002:91 [ref. 26380], Randall et al. 2002:154 [ref. 26192], Collette et al. 2003:99 [ref. 26784], Böhlke & Smith 2003:718 [ref. 26990], Nelson et al. 2004:61 [ref. 27807], Randall 2005:49 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:125 [ref. 28379], Randall 2007:94 [ref. 30952], Smith 2012:30 [ref. 32155], Page et al. 2013:61 [ref. 32708], Wirtz et al. 2013:118 [ref. 32972], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:24 [ref. 33341], Wirtz et al. 2014:3 [ref. 33516]).

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