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Channomuraena vittata  (Richardson, 1845)

Broadbanded moray
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Muraenidae (Moray eels) > Uropterygiinae
Etymology: Channomuraena: Greek, chanos, -eos, ous, and chasma, -atos = abyss, mouth opened, inmensity + Latin, muraena = morey eel (Ref. 45335).

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina revassocierade; djupintervall 5 - 100 m (Ref. 5217), usually 7 - 37 m (Ref. 37816).   Tropical, preferred ?; 24°N - 11°S

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Circumtropical. Indian Ocean: Reunion and Mauritius (Ref. 33390) and Christmas Island. Western Pacific: Palau, and the Hawaiian Islands. Western Atlantic: Bermuda, Bahamas, and Caribbean Sea; may occur in southern Florida, USA and northwestern Gulf of Mexico (Ref. 7251). Reported from Bahia, Brazil (Ref. 57756). Eastern Atlantic: around oceanic islands.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 150 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 37816); common length : 80.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 5217)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 0; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 0; Taggstrålar i analfenan 0; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 0. The small cranium, anterior position of the eyes, and enlarged lower jaw are unique (Ref 1602)

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

A benthic species and solitary species (Ref. 26340) inhabiting outer reef slopes. Occurs under ledges and in holes of reef slopes (Ref. 37816). Has the habit of puffing its head like a cobra when approached (Ref. 37816). Secretive and nocturnal (Ref. 48635). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 30874.

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

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Böhlke, J.E., 1981. Muraenidae. In W. Fischer, G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Eastern Central Atlantic, (Fishing Areas 34, 47 (in part)), Vol. 3. [var. pag.]. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 3254)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fiskeri: husbehovsfiske; Akvarium: Kommersiell
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