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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs in lagoons, reef flats and seaward reefs (Ref. 1602, 48635). Prefers protected inshore waters among dead corals, common in harbors and small caves (Ref. 30404). Probably nocturnal (Ref. 1602). Feeds on fishes and crustaceans (Ref. 9710). Possibly a protogynous hermaphrodite (Ref. 32169). Current age of a captive individual is 18 years, which exceeds 100 cm and approximately 10 lbs (owner Mark Palermo, pers. comm. 07/12).
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Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Madagascar (Ref. 33390) to the Society Islands, north to southern Japan (Ref. 559), south to Queensland, Australia; throughout Micronesia.
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Indo-West Pacific: Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Mariana Islands, Marquesas Islands and Tuamotu Archipelago, north to Ryukyu Islands and Ogasawara Islands, south to Western Australia at 20°30'S, southern Queensland (Australia) and New Cale
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 800 mm TL
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Max. size

80.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 1602))
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Diagnostic Description

Description

Occurs in lagoons, reef flats, and seaward reefs to depths of at least 26 m. Probably nocturnal (Ref. 1602). Feeds on fishes and crustaceans (Ref. 9710).
  • Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp.
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Adults pale with small black spots on face; black spots proportionally much larger in young (Ref. 30404).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; brackish; marine; depth range ? - 45 m (Ref. 30404)
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Depth range based on 159 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 123 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.2 - 78
  Temperature range (°C): 24.659 - 29.336
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.016 - 2.632
  Salinity (PPS): 32.200 - 36.148
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.290 - 4.883
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.083 - 0.351
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.974 - 7.618

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.2 - 78

Temperature range (°C): 24.659 - 29.336

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.016 - 2.632

Salinity (PPS): 32.200 - 36.148

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.290 - 4.883

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.083 - 0.351

Silicate (umol/l): 0.974 - 7.618
 
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Depth: 0 - 45m.
Recorded at 45 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Trophic Strategy

Often with coral reefs (Ref. 9137).
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Protogyny unconfirmed (Ref. 84746).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Gymnothorax fimbriatus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 6
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Barcode data: Gymnothorax fimbriatus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.   Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen.  Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

TCGGCACTGCACTAAGTCTCCTTATCCGGGCAGAACTCAGCCAGCCTGGTGCCCTTTTAGGTGACGACCAGATCTATAATGTTATTGTTACAGCACATGCATTCGTAATAATTTTCTTTATAGTAATGCCTGTTATAATTGGAGGCTTTGGAAACTGGCTTATTCCACTAATAATTGGCGCTCCTGATATAGCATTCCCTCGAATAAACAATATGAGCTTCTGACTTCTTCCCCCTTCCTTCCTTCTACTTTTAGCCTCCTCTGGGGTTGAAGCAGGAGCAGGAACCGGATGAACTGTTTACCCCCCTCTTGCAGGAAACCTCGCACATGCAGGAGCCTCTGTAGATCTAACCATCTTCTCCCTTCATCTAGCAGGAGTATCCTCTATCTTAGGGGCAATCAACTTTATTACTACTATCATTAACATAAAACCCCCAGCCATTACACAGTACCAAACACCACTATTTGTTTGAGCGGTACTGGTTACTGCAGTTCTTCTTTTACTCTCCCTTCCGGTACTAGCGGCTGGAATCACGATACTGCTAACCGATCGAAACCTGAATACTACCTTCTGTGACCCTGCTG
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Wikipedia

Fimbriated moray

The fimbriated moray, Gymnothorax fimbriatus, is a moray eel of the family Muraenidae, found in the Indo-Pacific oceans, around reefs, harbours and small caves, at depths down to 45 meters. It is pale green-yellow in color with black spots on its face and can reach a maximum length of 80 cm. It feeds mainly on small fish.

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