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Gymnothorax cephalospilus  Böhlke & McCosker, 2001

Head-spot 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);  cephalospilus: From the Greek kephale meaning head and spilos meaning spot. Noun in apposition..   More on author: McCosker.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino demersale; distribuzione batimetrica 125 - 134 m (Ref. 41234).   Subtropical, preferred ?

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Indo-West Pacific: eastern and western Australia.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.2 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 41234)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Vertebre: 142 - 146. A small, slender, dark brown moray with contrasting eye-sized white spots on head; spots fewer toward anus, very few or lacking on tail; anus at midbody, preanal length 2.0 in TL; depth at gill opening 18-22 in TL; head 8.2-9.3 in TL; teeth stout, no long canines; MVF 6-64-145.

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

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

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Böhlke, E.B. and J.E. McCosker, 2001. The moray eels of Australia and New Zealand, with description of two new species (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae). Rec. Aust. Mus. 53(1):71-102. (Ref. 41234)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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