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Gymnothorax pseudomelanosomatus Loh, Shao & Chen, 2015

False black body moray eel
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Muraenidae (Moray eels) > Muraeninae
Etymology: Gymnothorax: Greek, gymnos = naked + Greek, thorax, -akos = breast (Ref. 45335);  pseudomelanosomatus: Name from Greek 'pseudes' for false and 'melanosomatus', the name for the black body moray that it superficially resembles and has previously been identified as; noun in apposition.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 200 m (Ref. 106142).   Subtropical

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Northwest Pacific: Taiwan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 67.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 106142); 73.6 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 202 - 206. This species is distinguished by the following characters: elongate and unpatterned body and fins which is uniformly greyish brown; anus located just before mid-body, preanal length 2.0 in TL; head length 11.3 in TL; depth at gill opening 27.8 in TL; uniserial teeth, few, long and needle-like; mean vertebral formula 7-89-206 (Ref. 106142).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The 73.6 cm TL female was gravid and distended with 1.0-1.2 millimeter eggs (Ref. 106142).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Loh, K.-H., K.-T. Shao, H.-S. Ho, P.-E. Lim and H.-M. Chen, 2015. A new species of moray eel (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) from Taiwan, with comments on related elongate unpatterned species. Zootaxa 4060(1):30-40. (Ref. 106142)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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FAO(Publication : search) | FishSource |

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Aquatic Commons | BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | National databases | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Tree of Life | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoobank | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00091 (0.00045 - 0.00186), b=3.11 (2.94 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (55 of 100) .