Gymnothorax melanosomatus Loh, Shao & Chen, 2011
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 Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
 Max. size:  49.6 cm TL (male/unsexed); 50.4 cm TL (female)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: from southeastern Taiwan: off Changbin, Taitung to Shihtiping, Hualien City (Ref. 88934).
 Diagnosis:  Body greatly elongate, depth at gill opening 33.2 (27.1-44.8) in total length, anus behind midbody; body and fins unpatterned, uniformly black-brown; preanal length 1.71 in TL, head length 10.30 in TL. Maxillary and dentary teeth uniserial, few in number, long and needle-like. Mean vertebral formula 6-108-207 (Ref. 88934).
 Biology: 
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Busson, Frédéric - 16.12.11
 Modified by: Busson, Frédéric - 16.12.11

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