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Gymnothorax niphostigmus  Chen, Shao & Chen, 1996

Snowflake-patched moray
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Gymnothorax niphostigmus
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Muraenidae (Moray eels) > Muraeninae
Etymology: Gymnothorax: Greek, gymnos = naked + Greek, thorax, -akos = breast (Ref. 45335).

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina bottenlevande; djupintervall 35 - 150 m (Ref. 12958).   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Northwest Pacific: Taiwan, including the Pescadore Islands (=Penghu).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 75.7 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 12958)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Dorsal fin moderately high. Anus in front of mid-body point. Body and fins darkish brown, with numerous snowflake-like patches. Skin of pericranium area with many small whitish spots. Corner of mouth blackish. Anal fin margin white, while edge of the dorsal and caudal fins are dark.

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

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

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Chen, H.-M., K.-T. Shao and C.-T. Chen, 1996. A new moray eel, Gymnothorax niphostigmus, (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) from northern and eastern Taiwan. Zool. Studies 35(1):20-24. (Ref. 12958)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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