Gymnothorax albimarginatus  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Whitemargin moray
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Muraenidae (Moray eels) > Muraeninae
Etymology: Gymnothorax: Greek, gymnos = naked + Greek, thorax, -akos = breast (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 6 - 180 m (Ref. 58302).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 105 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 184 - 195.

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Indo-Pacific: Indonesia to Hawaiian Islands; north to Japan and Taiwan (Ref 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in coastal reef sand slopes. Secretive in reefs during the day. Moves out over sand at night to hunt (Ref. 48635). Benthic (Ref. 58302). Apparently has venomous bite (Ref 90102).

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Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00087 (0.00041 - 0.00187), b=3.14 (2.96 - 3.32), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.1   ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (45 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.