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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGymnothorax javanicus (Bleeker, 1859) 
AphiaID: 217502

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilliformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMuraenidae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMuraeninae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGymnothorax (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGymnothorax Bloch, 1795
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGymnothorax javonica (Bleeker, 1859) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycodontis javanicus (Bleeker, 1859)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMuraena javanica Bleeker, 1859
Sources  basis of record Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los BaƱos, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp. (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgiant moray  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCargados Carajos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (16 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (22 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (10 nucleotides; 10 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Note 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:217502
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Gymnothorax javanicus (Bleeker, 1859). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=217502 on 2014-07-25
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