Gymnothorax walvisensis  Prokofiev, 2009

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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);  walvisensis: Named for its type locality, Walvis Ridge.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic.   Subtropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 41.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81023)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is distinct in having the following characters: one row of maxillary and mandibular teeth, no medial row of intermaxillar teeth; no numerous small vomer teeth, arranged in posterior part in 2 unclear rows; no serration of tooth edges; 3 infraorbital, 5 mandibular, 3 suprabranchial pores; color solid light; vertebral formula 5-50-134 (Ref. 81023).

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Southeastern Atlantic: Walvis Ridge.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Prokofiev, A.M. and E.I. Kukuev, 2009. New findings of rare fish species from families Mitsukurinidae (Chondrichthyes), Muraenidae, Lophiidae, Macrouridae, and Psychrolutidae (Teleostei) on raises of the Atlantic Ocean with the description of Gymnothorax walvinsensis sp. Nova. J. Ichthyol. 49(3):215-227. (Ref. 81023)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

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=0.00091 (0.00044 - 0.00191), b=3.11 (2.94 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .