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Gymnothorax castlei  Böhlke & Randall, 1999

Castle's moray
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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);  castlei: Named after Peter H.J. Castle, anguilliform expert..   More on author: Randall.

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina revassocierade; djupintervall 18 - 21 m (Ref. 35991).   Tropical, preferred ?; 32°N - 26°S, 90°E - 174°W

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Indo-West Pacific: Philippines, Indonesia, and on the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.9 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 35991); 25.0 cm TL (female)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Ryggkotor: 118 - 124. Moderately small species with uniform tan or brown coloration, marked with small black spots forming lines on head and a single row of spots and dashes along the lateral midline of the body and tail; body moderately elongate; anus well before midbody; head and jaws short; teeth numerous, short and rounded, maxillary and vomerine teeth biserial; MVF 5-48-120.

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 58018. Secretive in reef crevices, not usually seen in the open (Ref 90102).

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

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Böhlke, E.B. and J.E. Randall, 1999. Gymnothorax castlei, a new species of Indo-Pacific moray eel (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae). Raffles Bull. Zool. 47(2):549-554. (Ref. 35991)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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