Teleostei (teleosts) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Muraenidae
(Moray eels) > Uropterygiinae
Etymology: Uropterygius: Greek, oura = tail + Greek pterygion = little wing. Fin (Ref. 45335); nagoensis: Named after Nago, its type locality..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 3 - 30 m (Ref. 90102). Subtropical; 31°N - 36°S, 94°E - 172°W
Indo-Pacific: only from the Red Sea to the Society and Solomon Is., north to Japan, south to Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 80.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 121606)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Inhabits caves and crevices of coral reef in about 10-30 m (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 24.6 - 29.3, mean 28.4 °C (based on 1733 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00069 (0.00033 - 0.00144), b=3.12 (2.93 - 3.31), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 63.2 [37.8, 128.6] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.904 [0.515, 1.532] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.7 [16.5, 21.1] % ; Omega3 = 0.257 [0.115, 0.648] g/100g ; Selenium = 26.2 [14.1, 57.9] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 11.4 [3.3, 40.0] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.655 [0.472, 0.930] mg/100g (wet weight);