Gymnothorax pseudomelanosomatus Loh, Shao & Chen, 2015
False black body moray eel
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Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
Max. size:  67.5 cm TL (male/unsexed); 73.6 cm TL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range - 200 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Taiwan.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 202-206. This species is distinguished by the following characters: elongate and unpatterned body and fins which is uniformly greyish brown; anus located just before mid-body, preanal length 2.0 in TL; head length 11.3 in TL; depth at gill opening 27.8 in TL; uniserial teeth, few, long and needle-like; mean vertebral formula 7-89-206 (Ref. 106142).
Biology:  The 73.6 cm TL female was gravid and distended with 1.0-1.2 millimeter eggs (Ref. 106142).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 21.11.18

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