Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Muraenidae
(Moray eels) > Muraeninae
Etymology: Muraena: Latin, muraena = morey eel (Ref. 45335). More on author: Richardson.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 2 - 60 m (Ref. 58047). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 51.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13121)
Western Atlantic: northeastern Brazil and the mid-Atlantic ridge. Eastern Atlantic: Ascension Island.
Found in holes and crevices, sometimes among weed. Possibly a protogynous hermaphrodite (Ref. 32169).
Lubbock, R. and A. Edwards, 1981. The fishes of Saint Paul's Rocks. J. Fish Biol. 18:135-157. (Ref. 13121)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00095 (0.00045 - 0.00204), b=3.12 (2.93 - 3.31), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .