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Gymnothorax taiwanensis  Chen, Loh & Shao, 2008

Taiwanese moray eel
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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);  taiwanensis: Named for its type locality, Taiwan.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino associati a barriera corallina; distribuzione batimetrica 3 - 30 m (Ref. 79874).   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Northwest Pacific: Taiwan.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 52.3 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 79874); 42.5 cm TL (female)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Vertebre: 117 - 121. This moderately sized moray is distinguished by having the anus behind the mid-body; short jaws; stout teeth, with vomerine teeth biserial; body color brownish with pale thin reticular pattern; when fresh with yellowish mucus on skin surface; darkish tips or rims on nostrils; orange irises; mean vertebral formula 5-55-119 (Ref. 79874).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow reef and rocky shorelines, benthic. Feeds mainly on crustaceans and small fishes. All female specimens were found with ripe ovaries with ova measuring about 0.8-1.0 mm in diameter. Spawning apparently occurs near or from July- August (Ref. 79874).

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

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Chen, H-M., K-H. Loh and K-T. Shao, 2008. A new species of moray eel, Gymnothorax taiwanensis, (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) from Eastern Taiwan. The Raffles Bull. Zool. 19:131-134. (Ref. 79874)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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