Ecology of Gymnothorax miliaris
Main Ref. da Silva Monteiro, V.M., 1998
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Gymnothorax miliaris may be found.
Remarks Inhabits coral reefs and rocky shorelines. Usually at depths of 60 m (Ref. 26938). One of the most common and easily recognized morays of the West Indian reefs, active during the day and sometimes hunting together with other predators (Ref. 42064). This species has been called Muraena miliaris (Ref. 26938). Carnivore (Ref. 57616).


Substrate : rocky;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref.


Ref. Claro, R., 1994
Associated with A benthic and solitary species (Ref. 26340).
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref da Silva Monteiro, V.M., 1998
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref da Silva Monteiro, V.M., 1998
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.87 0.63 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 03.23.01
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 10.25.07
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