WoRMS taxon details

Gymnothorax javanicus (Bleeker, 1859)

217502  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:217502)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description It occurs on both lagoon and seaward reefs to depths of at least 46 m. It feeds primarily on fishes and occasionally on...  
Description It occurs on both lagoon and seaward reefs to depths of at least 46 m. It feeds primarily on fishes and occasionally on crustaceans. This is the largest moray eel, perhaps reaching 3 m in length. Because of its position at the top of the reef's food chain it is often ciguatoxic. Attack humans when provoked (Ref. 3132). [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Gymnothorax javanicus (Bleeker, 1859). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=217502 on 2018-12-10
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source Smith, J.L.B. & Smith, M.M. (1963). The fishes of Seychelles. Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University. Grahamstown. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description It occurs on both lagoon and seaward reefs to depths of at least 46 m. It feeds primarily on fishes and occasionally on crustaceans. This is the largest moray eel, perhaps reaching 3 m in length. Because of its position at the top of the reef's food chain it is often ciguatoxic. Attack humans when provoked (Ref. 3132). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English giant moray  [details]
Japanese ドクウツボ  [details]