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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Benthic in crevices (Ref. 58302).
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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).
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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
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Size

Maximum size: 600 mm TL
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Max. size

60.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (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).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 74 m (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).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

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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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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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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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)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=5358&speccode=4306 External link.
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Wikipedia

Abbott's moray eel

The Abbott's moray eel, Gymnothorax eurostus, is a moray eel of the family Muraenidae, found in the Indo-Pacific antitropical[1] in distribution. Reported from the Seychelles. Found in the eastern Pacific from Costa Rica and Easter Island, at depths down to 40 m. Its length is up to 60 cm.

The Abbott's moray eel is a shallow-water, inshore reef species, though not often seen.

References

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Gymnothorax eurostus" in FishBase. June 2006 version.
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