Gymnothorax flavimarginatus (Rüppell, 1830)
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Gymnothorax flavimarginatus (Rüppell, 1830)

Genus: ,

Scientific Name: Gymnothorax flavimarginatus

English Name: Yellow-edged moray

Creole Name: Kong

French Name: Murène à bord jaune

IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (NE)

Description:

Dorsal spines: 0; Dorsal rays: 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal rays: 0.
One row of 1-3 canines at the front centre of upper jaw. Sides of upper jaw with 2 rows of teeth, the outer one larger at front of upper jaw. A large yellowish moray with a densely mottled dark brown pattern, front of head purplish-grey. Blackish at corner of mouth. Yellowish green posterior fin margins. Blackish blotch at gill openings. Juveniles may have brown blotches on a bright yellow background.  
 


Size:

Maturity: Lm unknown. Range 65 - ?cm TL. Max Length: 240 cm TL. 


Habitat and Ecology:

Benthic, occurs in coral or rocky areas of reef flats and to seaward reefs (depth 1-150m, usually 3m and deeper). Solitary and curious, usually seen with head protruding from a crevice in the reef. Feeds on cephalopods, fishes, and crustaceans.


Fishery Status:

This species is not protected or subject to fishery regulations. It is caught in the trap and hand line fisheries, but is a rare component of the catch. 


Notes:
References:

Anam, R. & Mostarda, E. (2012). FIELD IDENTIFICATION GUIDE TO THE LIVING MARINE RESOURCES OF KENYA. UNFAO Rome, 2012. ISBN 978-92-5-107239-4

Bray, D.J. Gymnothorax flavimarginatus in Fishes of Australia, (10/06/19), http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2039 

Chen, H-M. et al (1994). A Review of the Muraenid Eels (Family Muraenidae) from Taiwan with Descriptions of Twelve New Records. Zoological Studies 33(1) 44-64 (1994).

Froese, R. & D. Pauly. Eds. 2019. FishBase. https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Gymnothorax-flavimarginatus (10/06/19).


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