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Uropterygius macrocephalus  (Bleeker, 1864)

Needle-tooth moray
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Muraenidae (Moray eels) > Uropterygiinae
Etymology: Uropterygius: Greek, oura = tail + Greek pterygion = little wing. Fin (Ref. 45335).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino associati a barriera corallina; distribuzione batimetrica 1 - 14 m (Ref. 37816).   Tropical, preferred ?; 32°N - 18°S

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

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea (Ref. 84159); Reunion and Mauritius (Ref. 33390), Seychelles (Ref. 10685); Christmas Island to the Society Islands, north to southern Japan and the Hawaiian islands. Eastern Pacific: southern Gulf of California to Ecuador, including the Revillagigedo, Cocos, and Galapagos islands (Ref. 9324). Specimen from Thailand needs further comparison (Ref. 1632).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 47.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 96339)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 0; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 0; Spine anali 0; Raggi anali molli: 0; Vertebre: 102 - 119. Teeth biserial.

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

This species inhabits exposed seaward reefs to a depth of 14 m or more (Ref. 37816). Benthic (Ref. 58302). Solitary in crevices, rarely seen (Ref 90102).

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

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Chen, H.-M., K.-T. Shao and C.T. Chen, 1994. A review of the muraenid eels (Family Muraenidae) from Taiwan with descriptions of twelve new records. Zool. Stud. 33(1):44-64. (Ref. 6934)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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