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Gymnothorax eurostus (Abbott, 1860)
Abbott's Moray; Indo-Pacific Stout Moray; Spotted Moray; White-speckled Moray; Thyrsoidea eurosta Abbott, 1860; Abbotts Moray Eel

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Anguilliformes  
 Family Muraenidae  
 Genus Gymnothorax  
  Gymnothorax eurostus    (Abbott, 1860) 
Provider: Chen, Hong-Ming 
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Synonyms: Gymnothorax laysanus Lycodontis eurostus Lycodontis laysanus Lycodontis meleagris Muraena laysana Thyrsoidea eurosta   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993) A review of muraenid eels (Family Muraenidae) from Taiwan with descriptions of twelve new records. Zoological studies 33(1):44-64(Chen, Shao & Chen, 1994) Abbott, C. C.1860. Description of new species of apodal fishes in the museum of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 12: 475-479.
Character: HL 7.1-8.8, DGO 10.4-17.3, TR 2.9-3.4 in TL, Vert 124-127. Jaws slightly curved. Dark-brownish body, with numerous yellow-whitish dots, density increases with proximity to head; several rows of black-brownish dots on body side. Orange iris; whitish anterior nostril root, jaw pores and tail tip margin. 
Habitat: Inshore reef habitat 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Japan, Taiwan, Hawaii. 
Utility: commercial 
Name Code: 380753
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Gymnothorax eurostus
Gymnothorax eurostus
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Gymnothorax eurostus
Gymnothorax eurostus
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Gymnothorax eurostus (Abbott , 1860)

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 74 m (Ref. 58302 ), usually 3 - 5 m (Ref. 89972 ).   Subtropical

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Indo-Pacific: anti-tropical in distribution. Reported from Seychelles (Ref. 1623 ) but Randall and van Egmond 1994 (Ref. 10685 ) believe otherwise. Eastern Pacific: Costa Rica and Easter Island (Ref. 9710 ) and Chile (Ref. 9068 ).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae : 120 - 123. Dark purplish brown with small yellow spots which is sparse on the tail (Ref. 3257 ). This species is similar to Gymnothorax meleagris in having biserial maxillary teeth, with inner and outer series about equal in length; intermaxillary teeth arranged in a peripheral series, a median series, and an intermediate series on each side between the median and peripheral series. (Ref. 74922 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Benthic in crevices (Ref. 58302 ). Feeds on crustaceans and small fishes (Ref. 89972 ).

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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. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 17 August 2011

CITES (Ref. 118484 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans


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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 21.5 - 28.4, mean 26.8 (based on 1927 cells). 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=3.09 (2.92 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  4.1   ±0.67 se; Based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 120179 ):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Moderate to high vulnerability (51 of 100) .

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