Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Adults occur in shallow areas among corals (Ref. 37816). A gonochoristic species (Ref. 32169).
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Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Sri Lanka to Samoa, northern to southern Japan.
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Western Pacific.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 600 mm TL
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Max. size

65.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 37816))
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Diagnostic Description

Description: Characterized by yellowish brown color with fine mottling of darker brown and yellow iris; body depth at gill opening 14-17 in TL; origin of dorsal fin is anterior to gill opening; anus anterior to middle of body; head and trunk about 1.2-1.5 in tail; conical teeth; upper jaw teeth in two rows; about 9-13 large teeth forming a semicircle in intermaxillary; two rows of vomerine teeth (Ref 90102).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine
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Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.55 - 2
  Temperature range (°C): 26.342 - 28.982
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.096 - 0.262
  Salinity (PPS): 34.250 - 35.181
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.444 - 4.691
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.098 - 0.167
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.391 - 1.541

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.55 - 2

Temperature range (°C): 26.342 - 28.982

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.096 - 0.262

Salinity (PPS): 34.250 - 35.181

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.444 - 4.691

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.098 - 0.167

Silicate (umol/l): 1.391 - 1.541
 
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Wikipedia

Echidna delicatula

Echidna delicatula, the mottled moray, also known as the fine-speckled moray,[2] is a moray eel (family Muraenidae).[3] It was described by Johann Jakob Kaup in 1856, originally under the genus Poecilophis.[4] It is a marine, tropical eel which is known from the Indo-Pacific, including Sri Lanka, Samoa, and Japan. It inhabits coral reefs. It can reach a maximum total length of 65 centimetres (26 in).[3]

The mottled moray is a gonochoristic species.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fishbase.org/Nomenclature/SynonymsList.php?ID=23273&SynCode=53412&GenusName=Echidna&SpeciesName=delicatula Echidna delicatula] at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ Common names for Echidna delicatula at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ a b c Echidna delicatula at www.fishbase.org.
  4. ^ Kaup, J. J., 1856 [ref. 2572] Uebersicht der Aale. Archiv für Naturgeschichte v. 22 (no. 1): 41-77.
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Fine-speckled moray

The Fine-speckled moray (Echidna delicatula, also known as the Mottled moray[2]) is a moray eel (family Muraenidae).[3] It was described by Johann Jakob Kaup in 1856, originally under the genus Poecilophis.[4] It is a marine, tropical eel which is known from the Indo-Pacific, including Sri Lanka, Samoa, and Japan. It inhabits coral reefs. It can reach a maximum total length of 65 centimetres (26 in).[3]

The Mottled moray is a gonochoristic species.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Echidna delicatula at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ Common names for Echidna delicatula at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ a b c Echidna delicatula at www.fishbase.org.
  4. ^ Kaup, J. J., 1856 [ref. 2572] Uebersicht der Aale. Archiv für Naturgeschichte v. 22 (no. 1): 41-77.
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