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Gymnothorax flavimarginatus

Rüppell, 1830

Yellow-edged moray

Classification
Identification
Biology
Distribution
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Classification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Latin name : Gymnothorax flavimarginatus (Rüppell, 1830)
Synonyms :
Classification : Muraenidae ( Morrays )
 
Name : Mur?ne ? tâches noir
Name : Yellow-edged moray
Yellowmargin moray
Identification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Main identification characters
Size : 124 cm. Reddish eyes. Color yellowish, densely mottled with dark brown; front of head purplish grey; posterior margins of fins yellow-green; gill opening in a black blotch.
Possible confusions
Data exist in different language. Feel free to update this datasheet and translate the data :
La murène javanaise ou murène géante (Gymnothorax javanicus) a également une tache noire à l'ouverture branchiale.
Biology   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Feed
Feeds on cephalopods, fishes, and crustaceans. Most often appears on the reef after a fish has been speared during daylight. The regularity and promptness of such appearances make it clear that G. flavimarginatus is especially sensitive to stimuli emanating from an injured or stressed fish.
Cycle of life / Reproduction
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Interaction with other species
Existing reports of ciguatera poisoning.
Distribution   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Habitat

Coral

Rocks
Occurs in coral or rocky areas of reef flats and protected shorelines to seaward reefs.
Geographical distribution
Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and South Africa (Ref. 3257) eastward to the Tuamoto and Austral islands, north to the Ryukyu and Hawaiian islands, south to New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia. Eastern Pacific: Costa Rica, Panama and the Galapagos.
Links   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Websites :
http://digilander.libero.it/scubabob/Triade/murena.html
http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.cfm?genusname=Gymnothor [...]

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Bibliography   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Guide du récif corallien de Mer Rouge
Helmut Debelius
PLB Editions, 1998
Data sheet written by Christophe Naslain , 30/10/2002

Updates :
Christophe Naslain - 31/10/2002
Christophe Naslain - 08/11/2002
Christophe Nasalin - 01/11/2003
Abystrale - 27/08/2006


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