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Strophidon sathete  (Hamilton, 1822)

Slender giant moray
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Actinoptérygiens (poissons à nageoires rayonnées) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Muraenidae (Moray eels) > Muraeninae
Etymology: Strophidon: Greek, strophos = twisted + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).

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

; marin; eau douce; saumâtre récifal; dH range: 15 - 30; amphidrome (Ref. 51243); profondeur 0 - 15 m (Ref. 1602).   Tropical; 23°C - 28°C (Ref. 13614); 30°N - 23°S

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Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the western Pacific.

Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 400 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 3258); common length : 70.0 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 3258)

Description synthétique Morphologie | Morphométrie

Vertèbres: 183 - 196. Brownish grey above, lighter below (Ref. 3257). Body moderately elongate, cylindrical in front, compressed along tail; eyes small; teeth small, biserial, inner series enlarged; head not obviously distinct from trunk although the profile is moderately steep; very large mouth, extending to well beyond eye; biserial sharp teeth on jaws, larger in front and in inner row; dorsal fin inserted on head before gill-opening; scales absent (Ref. 4832).

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. epibenthic)

Inhabits muddy ocean bottoms (Ref. 6934) and estuarine areas (Ref. 2334), but sometimes found in rivers (Ref. 2334) and inner bays (Ref. 37816). Feeds mainly on a variety of small fishes and crustaceans. Known to extend itself vertically from a burrow with it's head held horizontally beneath the surface, rising and falling with the tide (Ref. 9710). Marketed fresh and consumed locally (Ref. 3258). Solitary (Ref 90102).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

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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)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 115185)

  Non évalué 

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Menace pour l'homme

  Traumatogenic (Ref. 637)




Utilisations par l'homme

Pêcheries: intérêt commercial mineur; pêche sportive: oui
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.5 - 29.3, mean 28.5 (based on 3263 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00170 (0.00103 - 0.00279), b=2.88 (2.74 - 3.02), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Niveau trophique (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.65 se; Based on food items.
Résilience (Ref. 69278):  Faible, temps minimum de doublement de population : 4,5 à 14 années (K=0.01).
Vulnérabilité (Ref. 59153):  Very high vulnerability (87 of 100) .
Catégorie de prix (Ref. 80766):   Medium.