Gymnothorax kidako  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Kidako 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 2 - 350 m (Ref. 58302).   Tropical

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 44 - ? cm
Max length : 91.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54980)

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Western Central Pacific: endemic, from Japan, Taiwan, Ogasawara Islands, Hawaii and the Society Islands.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Benthic (Ref. 58302). Occurs in crevices in shallow reefs. Often snatches game from divers. Used as food fish in some districts in Japan.

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Chen, H.-M., K.-T. Shao and C.T. Chen, 1994. A review of the muraenid eels (Family Muraenidae) from Taiwan with descriptions of twelve new records. Zool. Stud. 33(1):44-64. (Ref. 6934)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Traumatogenic (Ref. 637)




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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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].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.5   ±0.61 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (54 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.