Classification / Names
Common names from other countries
Nomen dubium in Muraenidae according to Böhlke & Smith 2002:155.
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 150 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5323)
Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range ? - 30 m (Ref. 5323)
Climate / Range
Tropical, preferred ?
Western Indian Ocean: southern Mozambique to the Cape of Good Hope; also Maldives. Western Pacific: Australia, Lord Howe Island, and New Zealand. Possibly occurring in Japan.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Vertebrae: 140 - 142. Brownish grey dorsally, creamy white ventrally. Wide dusky margin on median fins.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Traumatogenic (Ref. 5323)
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index
PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)
3.5 ±0.6 se; Based on diet studies.
Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)
Very high vulnerability (76 of 100)