Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found in mixed coral, sand and weed bottoms (Ref 90102).
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Distribution

Indo-West Pacific.
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Indo-West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Vertebrae: 106 - 109
  • 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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Size

Maximum size: 182 mm TL
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Max. size

18.2 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 26881))
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Diagnostic Description

Description: Characterized by variable coloration of brown and white lichen-like spots on head and body; distinctive dark and white oblique bars on fins; body depth at gill opening 15 in TL; low dorsal fin; origin of dorsal fin above or slightly anterior to gill opening; anus slightly posterior to middle of body; preanal length 1.9 in TL; single row of jaw teeth, sexually dimorphic; female upper jaw with small teeth in between larger teeth at front of jaw, about three larger teeth inside outer row teeth at side of jaw, medial row of intermaxillary with three enlarged teeth, these features are absent in male (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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Type Information

Paratype for Gymnothorax robinsi Bohlke
Catalog Number: USNM 337541
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): A. Emery & et al.
Year Collected: 1983
Locality: Fiji, Viti Levu, Suva Harbour At Rattail Pass, West Side, Viti Levu Group, Fiji, Fiji Islands, Pacific
  • Paratype: Bohlke, E. B. 1997. Bulletin of Marine Science. 60 (3): 648, figs 1-3.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 35 m (Ref. 26881)
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Depth range based on 11 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1.5 - 50
  Temperature range (°C): 26.525 - 26.525
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.732 - 0.732
  Salinity (PPS): 35.095 - 35.095
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.572 - 4.572
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.121 - 0.121
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.869 - 0.869

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1.5 - 50
 
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Depth: 3 - 35m.
From 3 to 35 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Trophic Strategy

Occurs inshore (Ref. 75154).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Gymnothorax robinsi

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
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Wikipedia

Gymnothorax robinsi

The pygmy moray,[1] Gymnothorax robinsi, is a moray eel found in coral reefs in the western Pacific and Indian Oceans.[2] It was first named by Böhlke in 1997.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Common names for Gymnothorax robinsi at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ a b Gymnothorax robinsi at www.fishbase.org.
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