Gymnothorax polyuranodon (Bleeker, 1854)
Freshwater moray
photo by Pöllabauer, C.

 Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
 Max. size:  150 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range - 10 m, catadromous
 Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Borneo, New Guinea, Philippines and Fiji. Reported from Palau (Ref. 6371), Australia (Ref. 7300), New Caledonia (Ref. 13246, 13235) and Vanuatu (Ref. 87781).
 Biology:  Occurs in lentic and lotic freshwater (Ref. 7300) and found in estuarine and marine habitats (Ref. 6028). Usually found within 20-30 km of the sea at a maximum elevation of about 30-40 m (Ref. 2847, 44894).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  reports of ciguatera poisoning
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 Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 25.03.96
 Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 31.03.15
 Checked by: Busson, Frédéric - 07.09.11

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