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Gymnothorax mordax (Ayres, 1859)
CALIFORNIA MORAY
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Gymnothorax mordax
Gymnothorax mordax
California Moray Eel
ID: 0091 3183 0935 0108 [detail]
John H. Tashjian
© 2001 California Academy of Sciences

Gymnothorax mordax
Gymnothorax mordax
Moray eel and Banded Cleaner
ID: 0000 0000 0707 1709 [detail]
© 2007 Richard Lang

Gymnothorax mordax
Gymnothorax mordax
California Moray Eel
ID: 0000 0000 1008 1627 [detail]
© 2008 Douglas Klug

Gymnothorax mordax
Gymnothorax mordax
California Moray Eel
ID: 0000 0000 1008 1628 [detail]
© 2008 Douglas Klug

Gymnothorax mordax
Gymnothorax mordax
California Moray Eel
ID: 0000 0000 1008 1629 [detail]
© 2008 Douglas Klug

Gymnothorax mordax
Gymnothorax mordax
California Moray Eel
ID: 6666 6666 0814 0125 [detail]
Gerald and Buff Corsi
© 2014 California Academy of Sciences

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Gymnothorax mordax   (Ayres, 1859)

California moray Add your observation in Fish Watcher
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Muraenidae (Moray eels) > Muraeninae
Etymology: Gymnothorax: Greek, gymnos = naked + Greek, thorax, -akos = breast (Ref. 45335 ) .

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 1 - 40 m (Ref. 35581 ).   Subtropical; 34°N - 2°S, 121°W - 90°W (Ref. 96339 )

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Eastern Pacific: Point Conception in California, USA to southern Baja California in Mexico. Also known from the Galapagos Islands (Ref. 35581 ).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 152 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850 ); max. reported age: 30 years (Ref. 56049 )

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Dorsal spines (total): 0; Anal spines : 0; Vertebrae : 146 - 154

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found common among rocks; lives in crevices or holes, usually with only head protruding. Very common in shallow reef areas (Ref. 35581 ). Feed mostly at night on crustaceans, octopuses and small fishes. Long-lived. Pelagic spawners (Ref. 56049 ).

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Oviparous. Pelagic spawner (Ref. 56049 ).

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Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann , 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 94142 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Traumatogenic (Ref. 4690 )




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00095 (0.00047 - 0.00196), b=3.10 (2.93 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  4.5   ±0.8 se; Based on diet studies. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (tmax=30). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Very high vulnerability (77 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Medium .

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