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Gymnothorax melanosomatus  Loh, Shao & Chen, 2011

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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);  melanosomatus: The species name is from the Greek melano (black) and somat-(body), in reference to its black body color (Ref. 88934).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino benthopelagico.   Tropical, preferred ?

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

Pacific Ocean: from southeastern Taiwan: off Changbin, Taitung to Shihtiping, Hualien City (Ref. 88934).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 49.6 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 88934); 50.4 cm TL (female)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Body greatly elongate, depth at gill opening 33.2 (27.1-44.8) in total length, anus behind midbody; body and fins unpatterned, uniformly black-brown; preanal length 1.71 in TL, head length 10.30 in TL. Maxillary and dentary teeth uniserial, few in number, long and needle-like. Mean vertebral formula 6-108-207 (Ref. 88934).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

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

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Loh, K.-H., K.-T. Shao and H.-M. Chen, 2011. Gymnothorax melanosomatus, a new moray eel (Teleostei: Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) from southeastern Taiwan. Zootaxa 3134:43-52. (Ref. 88934)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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