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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Benthic in crevices (Ref. 58302).
  • Chen, H.-M., K.-T. Shao and C.T. Chen 1994 A review of the muraenid eels (Family Muraenidae) from Taiwan with descriptions of twelve new records. Zool. Stud. 33(1):44-64.
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Distribution

Indo-Pacific: anti-tropical in distribution. Reported from Seychelles (Ref. 1623) but Randall and van Egmond 1994 (Ref. 10685) believe otherwise. Eastern Pacific: Costa Rica and Easter Island (Ref. 9710) and Chile (Ref. 9068).
  • Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene 1990 Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)
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Indo-Pacific, antiequatorial: Transkei (South Africa), Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Cocos Island, north to Ryukyu Islands, Ogasawara Islands, Minami Tori Shima, and Hawaiian Islands, Marquesas Islands and Easter Island, south to Shark Bay (Western Au
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Physical Description

Morphology

Vertebrae: 120 - 123
  • Castle, P.H.J. and J.E. McCosker 1986 Muraenidae. p. 165-176. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 3257)
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Size

Maximum size: 600 mm TL
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Max. size

60.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 559))
  • 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)
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Diagnostic Description

Dark purplish brown with small yellow spots which is sparse on the tail (Ref. 3257). This species is similar to Gymnothorax meleagris in having biserial maxillary teeth, with inner and outer series about equal in length; intermaxillary teeth arranged in a peripheral series, a median series, and an intermediate series on each side between the median and peripheral series. (Ref. 74922).
  • Castle, P.H.J. and J.E. McCosker 1986 Muraenidae. p. 165-176. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 3257)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 74 m (Ref. 58302)
  • Mundy, B.C. 2005 Checklist of the fishes of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Bishop Museum Bulletins in Zoology. Bishop Mus. Bull. Zool. (6):1-704. (Ref. 58302)
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Depth range based on 59 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 36 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.8 - 40
  Temperature range (°C): 22.368 - 27.306
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.047 - 0.537
  Salinity (PPS): 34.132 - 35.560
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.558 - 5.079
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.092 - 0.284
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.910 - 4.892

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.8 - 40

Temperature range (°C): 22.368 - 27.306

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.047 - 0.537

Salinity (PPS): 34.132 - 35.560

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.558 - 5.079

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.092 - 0.284

Silicate (umol/l): 0.910 - 4.892
 
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Trophic Strategy

Feeds on fish and benthic crustaceans (Ref. 3921).
  • Randall, J.E. 1985 Guide to Hawaiian reef fishes. Harrowood Books, Newtown Square, PA 19073, USA. 74 p. (Ref. 3921)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Gymnothorax eurostus

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


There are 2 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is a 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 and other sequences.

ACCCTTTATCTAGTATTTGGTGCCTGAGCTGGGATGGTCGGCACTGCCCTAAGCCTGCTGATCCGAGCCGAGCTGAGCCAACCCGGAGCCCTCCTGGGTGACGACCAAATTTACAATGTCATTGTAACAGCCCATGCGTTCGTTATGATTTTCTTTATAGTAATGCCTGTAATAATTGGAGGCTTCGGAAATTGACTAATTCCGTTAATAATTGGTGCCCCCGACATGGCATTCCCACGAATAAATAATATAAGCTTCTGGCTACTCCCCCCCTCTTTCTTACTACTATTAGCTTCCTCCGGCGTTGAAGCCGGGGCAGGGACGGGATGGACTGTTTACCCCCCTCTTGCAGGAAACCTGGCCCATGCTGGCGCATCTGTAGACTTAACTATCTTTTCCCTTCATTTAGCAGGGGTTTCATCGATCCTAGGAGCAATCAATTTTATCACAACCATCATCAACATAAAACCCCCAGCCATCACACAGTACCAAACACCATTATTCGTCTGGGCGGTTTTAGTAACAGCAGTATTGCTACTACTCTCCCTGCCAGTGCTAGCAGCCGGCATTACGATGCTTTTAACCGATCGAAACCTTAACACAACATTCTTCGACCCGGCCGGAGGTGGTGACCCAATTTTATATCAACACTTA
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Gymnothorax eurostus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 13
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
  • Miyasaka, A. 1993 A database on scientific and common names of fishes exported from Hawaii. The information was derived from the above mentioned database. A printout of the names is also available from the State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources, 1151 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, Hawaii. (Ref. 5358)
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Wikipedia

Abbott's moray eel

Abbott's moray eel, also known as the stout moray (Gymnothorax eurostus) is a moray eel of the family Muraenidae, found in the Indo-Pacific, antitropical[1] in distribution. It is found in the eastern Pacific from Costa Rica to Easter Island, at depths to 40 m. Its length is up to 60 cm. Abbott's moray eel is a shallow-water, inshore reef species, though not often seen. They are voracious nocturnal carnivores feeding mostly on reef fishes.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Gymnothorax eurostus" in FishBase. June 2006 version.
  2. ^ Bray, Dianne. "Stout Moray, Gymnothorax eurostus". Fishes of Australia. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
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