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Gymnothorax porphyreus  (Guichenot, 1848)

Lowfin moray
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Gymnothorax porphyreus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Gymnothorax porphyreus
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

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. 86942).   Subtropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 34.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8880)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Its coloration is mostly dark brown irregular blotches over a pale yellow background.

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