Shortfin False Moray (species: Kaupichthys brachychirus) in ALA: LIRS and surrounds using records to Oct. 2021 (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Kaupichthys brachychirus
Shortfin False Moray
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Anguilliformes
Family Chlopsidae
Genus Kaupichthys
Species Kaupichthys brachychirus

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 13 cm (length according to Allen and Erdmann, 2012)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



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Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen and M.V. Erdmann, G.R. (2012). Reef fishes of the East Indies. Volumes I-III in: Reef fishes of the East Indies. Tropical Reef Research, Perth, Australia. LIRS catalog number 90162.