Teleostei (teleosts) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Muraenidae
(Moray eels) > Muraeninae
Etymology: Gymnothorax: Greek, gymnos = naked + Greek, thorax, -akos = breast (Ref. 45335).
More on authors: Jordan & Davis.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 10 - 19 m (Ref. 7251). Subtropical; 41°N - 16°N, 98°W - 64°W
Western Atlantic: New Jersey, USA and Bermuda to southern Florida, USA and eastern Gulf of Mexico (to Mississippi River Delta). Reported from Cuba and Belize (Ref. 26340).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)
Abundant in seagrass beds and banks; rarely in bays and not occurring on coral reefs.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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