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Pseudechidna brummeri  (Bleeker, 1858)

White ribbon eel
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Muraenidae (Moray eels) > Muraeninae
Etymology: Pseudechidna: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, echidna = viper (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 8 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical; 25°N - 22°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 103 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 0; Vertebrae: 201 - 214. Has a more typical muraenid head than R. quaesita.

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Indo-Pacific: western Indian Ocean to Samoa, north to the Ryukyu Islands.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits reef flats and shallow lagoons, usually buried in the sand or rubble (Ref. 9710, 48635). Occasionally seen swimming between its burrows in shallow protected areas (Ref. 48635). A gonochoristic species (Ref. 32169). Solitary (Ref 90102).

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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

  Harmless




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