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Gymnothorax javanicus
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Gymnothorax javanicus

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Gymnothorax undulatus
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Gymnothorax undulatus
Gymnothorax eurygnathos
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Gymnothorax eurygnathos

Gymnothorax panamensis
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Gymnothorax panamensis
Gymnothorax phalarus
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Gymnothorax phalarus

Gymnothorax castaneus
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Gymnothorax castaneus
Gymnothorax castaneus
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Gymnothorax castaneus

Gymnothorax equatorialis
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Gymnothorax equatorialis
Gymnothorax dovii
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Gymnothorax dovii

Gymnothorax dovii
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Gymnothorax dovii
Gymnothorax flavimarginatus
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Gymnothorax flavimarginatus

Gymnothorax flavimarginatus
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Gymnothorax flavimarginatus
Gymnothorax meleagris
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Gymnothorax meleagris

Gymnothorax porphyreus
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Gymnothorax porphyreus
Gymnothorax porphyreus
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Gymnothorax porphyreus

Gymnothorax
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Gymnothorax
Kinds
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Overview
Main identification features
  • nostrils: front = tube, rear = hole
  • dorsal fin origin before gill opening
  • jaws close, lower one not arched
GYMNOTHORAX

MORAY EELS

Dorsal and anal fins covered with skin, but evident; dorsal origin before anus; no pectoral fins; front nostril a simple tube; rear nostril non tubular, at level of profile of head; lower jaw straight, mouth closes completely in all eastern Pacific species except G. verrilli ; teeth sharp, some enlarged, a single row on front roof of mouth, top jaw with teeth in 1-2 rows, inner row not very large, with 1 or more depressible fangs at front; gill opening usually with body coloration.

A circumglobal tropical to warm temperate genus with ~100 species; with 6 Indo-Pacific species, one Pacific species, 2 temperate eastern Pacific, and 7 endemics in our region.


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