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Gymnothorax niphostigmus  Chen, Shao & Chen, 1996

Snowflake-patched moray
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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 35 - 150 m (Ref. 12958).   Subtropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 75.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12958)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal fin moderately high. Anus in front of mid-body point. Body and fins darkish brown, with numerous snowflake-like patches. Skin of pericranium area with many small whitish spots. Corner of mouth blackish. Anal fin margin white, while edge of the dorsal and caudal fins are dark.

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