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Gymnothorax buroensis (Bleeker, 1857)
LATTICETAIL MORAY
Lattice-tail Moray; Muraena buroensis Bleeker, 1857; Vagrant Moray

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Gymnothorax buroensis
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Overview
Main identification features
  • front light brown + dark mottling
  • rear: brown + short, narrow white bars
  • margin of tail yellow
Dorsal and anal fins covered with skin, but clearly evident; dorsal fin origin above level of gill opening; rear nostril not tubular, at most a raised rim; teeth pointed and well developed; three large canines on lower jaw in an inner row at front of jaw.

Light brown at front, finely mottled with dark brown; rear of body dark brown with narrow white marks, sometimes forming diffuse crossbars; margin of tail yellowish.

Size: reaches 47 cm.

Habitat: rocky bottoms.

Depth: 1-10 m.

Widespread in the tropical Indo-Pacific from East Africa to the Americas; in the eastern Pacific known from Costa Rica and western Panama, and Clipperton, Cocos and the Galapagos.


Attributes
Abundance: Common.
Cites: Not listed.
Climate Zone: Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo).
Depth Range Max: 10 m.
Depth Range Min: 1 m.
Diet: bony fishes; mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs); octopus/squid/cuttlefish.
Eastern Pacific Range: Northern limit=11; Southern limit=-2; Western limit=-110; Eastern limit=-81; Latitudinal range=13; Longitudinal range=29.
Egg Type: Pelagic; Pelagic larva.
Feeding Group: Carnivore.
FishBase Habitat: Reef Associated.
Global Endemism: All Pacific (West + Central + East); Indo-Pacific only (Indian + Pacific Oceans); TEP non-endemic; "Transpacific" (East + Central &/or West Pacific); All species.
Habitat: Corals; Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom); Rocks; Reef (rock &/or coral); Reef only.
Inshore Offshore: Inshore; Inshore Only.
IUCN Red List: Not evaluated / Listed.
Length Max: 47 cm.
Regional Endemism: Island (s); Continent; Continent + Island (s); Eastern Pacific non-endemic; Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) non-endemic; All species.
Residency: Resident.
Salinity: Marine; Marine Only.
Water Column Position: Bottom; Bottom only;


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References
  • Allen , G.R. and Robertson, D.R., 1997., An Annotated Checklist of the fishes of Clipperton Atoll, Tropical Eastern Pacific., Revista de Biologia Tropical, 45:813-843.
  • Bleeker,., 1857., Tweede bijdrage tot de kennis der ichthyologische fauna van Boero., Natuurkd. Tijdschr. Neder. IndiŰ, 13:55-82.
  • Fischer , W. , Krup , F. , Schneider , W. , Sommer , C. , Carpenter , K. E. and Niem, V. H., 1995., Guia FAO para la Identificacion de Especies de para los fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. Volumen III. Vertebrados - Parte 2., FAO3:1201-1813.
  • Lopez , M. I. and Bussing, W. A., 1982., Lista provisional de los peces marinos de la Costa Rica., Revista de Biologia Tropical, 30(1):5-26.
  • McCosker , J.E. and Rosenblatt, R.H., 1975., The moray eels (Pisces: Muraenidae) of the Galapagos Islands, with new records and synonymies of extralimital species., Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., 40:417-427.
  • Robertson , D.R. and Allen, G.A., 1996., Zoogeography of the shorefish fauna of Clipperton Atoll., Coral Reefs, 15:121-131.

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Gymnothorax buroensis, Vagrant moray

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Gymnothorax buroensis ( Bleeker , 1857 )

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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Muraenidae (Moray eels) > Muraeninae
Etymology: Gymnothorax: Greek, gymnos = naked + Greek, thorax, -akos = breast (Ref. 45335 ) .
More on author: Bleeker .

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

Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 25 m (Ref. 37816 ). Tropical; 30°N - 24°S

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Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa (Ref. 33390 ) to the Tuamoto Islands, north to the Ryukyu and Hawaiian islands, south to Australia. Eastern Central Pacific: Costa Rica and Panama (Ref. 9324 ) and the Galapagos (Ref. 2334 ).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines : 0; Anal soft rays : 0; Vertebrae : 109 - 117. Dark brown with irregular dark spots anteriorly, interspersed with lighter granulations that form diffuse crossbars on the tail.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow lagoon and seaward reefs, primarily found in the surge zone (Ref. 9710 ). Benthic (Ref. 58302 ). Lives between rocks and corals.

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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. 125652 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 06 August 2011

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 25.5 - 29.3, mean 28.4 °C (based on 2903 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00072 (0.00047 - 0.00112), b=3.32 (3.19 - 3.45), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for species & Genus-BS (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.8   ±0.65 se; based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 120179 ):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) . Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649 ):   (0 of 100) . Nutrients (Ref. 124155 ):  Calcium = 85.1 [41.4, 162.4] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.691 [0.424, 1.290] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.3 [16.1, 20.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.277 [0.109, 0.769] g/100g ; Selenium = 38.9 [17.0, 86.1] ╬╝g/100g ; VitaminA = 97.5 [22.9, 368.3] ╬╝g/100g ; Zinc = 1.59 [1.03, 2.40] mg/100g (wet weight);

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