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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found in coral reefs and rocky shores in 0-12 m (Ref 90102).
  • 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. (Ref. 6934)
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Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea, Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, and the Philippines (Ref 000559). South China Sea to Papua New Guinea (Ref 90102)
  • 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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Indo-West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Vertebrae: 109 - 119
  • Nakabo, T. 2002 Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species, English edition I. Tokai University Press, Japan, pp v-866. (Ref. 41299)
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Size

Max. size

30.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102))
  • Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann 2012 Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research. (Ref. 90102)
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Maximum size: 250 mm TL
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Diagnostic Description

Body light brown, lighter at snout and no mark below the eye. Teeth in the middle of premaxilla arranged in almost 1 row (Ref. 41299).Description: Characterized by body depth at gill opening 18.5-22.5 in TL; origin of dorsal fin slightly anterior to gill opening; anus anterior to middle of body; preanal length 2.1-2.2 in TL; side of upper jaw with two rows of teeth, teeth in inner row are much longer, extending to rear jaw; two stout intermaxillary teeth; inner row teeth of lower jaw longer and confined to anterior part of jaw; low, nodular and uniserial vomerine teeth (Ref 90102).
  • Nakabo, T. 2002 Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species, English edition I. Tokai University Press, Japan, pp v-866. (Ref. 41299)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 12 m (Ref. 90102)
  • Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann 2012 Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research. (Ref. 90102)
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Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1.525 - 12
  Temperature range (°C): 28.492 - 28.492
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.341 - 0.341
  Salinity (PPS): 32.848 - 32.848
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.279 - 4.279
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.332 - 0.332
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.712 - 2.712

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Depth range (m): 1.525 - 12
 
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits coral reefs (Ref. 58534).
  • Nguyen, N.T. and V.Q. Nguyen 2006 Biodiversity and living resources of the coral reef fishes in Vietnam marine waters. Science and Technology Publishing House, Hanoi. (Ref. 58534)
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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

fisheries: of no interest
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Wikipedia

Herre's moray eel

Herre's moray (Gymnothorax herrei) is a moray eel found in the western Pacific and Indian Oceans.[1] It was first named by Beebe and Tee-Van in 1933.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Gymnothorax herrei at www.fishbase.org.
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