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Gymnothorax ocellatus  Agassiz, 1831

Ocellated moray
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Muraenidae (Moray eels) > Muraeninae
Etymology: Gymnothorax: Greek, gymnos = naked + Greek, thorax, -akos = breast (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Agassiz.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino; salmastro associati a barriera corallina; distribuzione batimetrica 1 - 160 m (Ref. 9710), usually 1 - 100 m (Ref. 42064).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Atlantic: Greater Antilles, including the Central American coast from Nicaragua to northern coast of South America.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 90.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 57911); common length : 40.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 6077)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Regularly spaced blackish spots on dorsal fin; anal fin with a series of black and white areas; gill opening roundish and located on midside of body; corner of mouth and gill-opening not black (Ref. 13608).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

A solitary species (Ref. 26340) commonly found on deep soft bottom areas and banks, rarely on coral reefs (Ref. 9710). Also in estuaries and lagoons (Ref. 42064). Feeds mainly on crustaceans (Ref. 42064). Probably consumed fresh or salted (Ref. 3255).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Reproduction probably similar to Gymnothorax funebris (Ref. 42064).

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Claro, R., 1994. Características generales de la ictiofauna. p. 55-70. In R. Claro (ed.) Ecología de los peces marinos de Cuba. Instituto de Oceanología Academia de Ciencias de Cuba and Centro de Investigaciones de Quintana Roo. (Ref. 26340)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Pesca: scarso interesse commerciale
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