Common name of Gymnothorax favagineus
 
Common name Tesselated moray eel
Language English
Type Vernacular
Official trade name No
Rank 2 - (Preferred common name (unique))
Country Papua New Guinea
Locality
Ref. Kailola, P.J., 1987
Life stage juveniles and adults
Sex females and males
Core primary lexeme
1st modifier other fish
2nd modifier color pattern(s)
Remarks 'eel' from Middle English, 'ele', from Old English 'ael' and akin to Old High German, 'ãl' (Ref. 11978); 'moray' from Latin 'muraena' and Greek 'myraina', i.e., a fish of which the ancients were very fond; 'tesselated', i.e., having a checkered appearance (Ref. 11978).
 
Entered by Cruz, Tess
Modified by Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G.
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