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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) >
(Eels and morays) >
(Moray eels) > Muraeninae
Greek, gymnos = naked + Greek, thorax, -akos = breast (Ref.
Named in honor of Dr. J.J. Bacallado for his notable contribution to the study of the marine fauna of the Canary Islands.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 17 - 604 m (Ref.
: 130 - 131. Moderately elongate moray with: mottled brown coloration, posterior jaw pores in white spots; dorsal-fin origin before gill openings; four infraorbital pores, one branchial pore; outer teeth serrate, maxillary teeth in two short rows, and vomerine teeth biserial; and mean vertebral formula (MVF) 5-55-130.
Depth range based on the 3 known specimens all of which have been collected from rocky bottom. May inhabit deep waters.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Preferred temperature (Ref.
): 13.4 - 16.6, mean 15.4 (based on 19 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref.
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00095 (0.00047 - 0.00196), b=3.09 (2.92 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref.
Trophic Level (Ref.
): 3.8 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
): Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .
Garilao, Cristina V.
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