Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Lives in mangrove swamps, brackish rivers, and shallow coral reefs to depths of at least 8 m (Ref. 1602).
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Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa (Ref. 33390) to the Marquesan and Society islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia; the Carolines in Micronesia.
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Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Durban (South Africa), Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Mariana Islands and Marquesas Islands, north to southern Japan, south to North West Cape (Western Australia), Queensland (Australia) and New Caledoni
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 500 mm TL
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Max. size

50.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 30573))
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Diagnostic Description

Drab brown in color, tip of tail yellow (Ref. 3257). Median fins restricted to the end of the tail (Ref. 3257).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; brackish; marine; depth range ? - 8 m (Ref. 37816)
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Depth range based on 58 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 32 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.2 - 68.6
  Temperature range (°C): 23.278 - 29.336
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.033 - 2.380
  Salinity (PPS): 32.185 - 37.566
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.202 - 4.753
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.098 - 0.340
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.810 - 5.552

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.2 - 68.6

Temperature range (°C): 23.278 - 29.336

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.033 - 2.380

Salinity (PPS): 32.185 - 37.566

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.202 - 4.753

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.098 - 0.340

Silicate (umol/l): 0.810 - 5.552
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Uropterygius concolor

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
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Wikipedia

Uropterygius concolor

Uropterygius concolor is a moray eel found in coral reefs in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.[1] It was first named by Rüppell in 1838,[1] and is commonly known as the Unicolor snake moray, Uniform reef-eel, Brown reef-eel, Brown moray eel, or the Brown moray.[2] It is mostly dull brown in colour, with the tip of the tail being yellow.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Uropterygius concolor at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ Common names for Uropterygius concolor at www.fishbase.org.
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