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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGymnothorax meleagris (Shaw, 1795) 
AphiaID: 217503

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 chlorostigma (Kaup, 1856)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycodontis meleagris (Shaw, 1795)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMuraena chlorostigma (Kaup, 1856)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMuraena meleagris Shaw, 1795
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThyrsoidea chlorostigma Kaup, 1856
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 editorturkey 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]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [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 (1 barcode) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (30 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 (19 nucleotides; 6 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Note 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Commonly seen by divers, except in Micronesia where it is relatively uncommon. Occurs in coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs from depths of 1 m to at least 36 m. Feeds mainly on fishes, also on crustaceans. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:217503
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 meleagris (Shaw, 1795). 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=217503 on 2014-08-29
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