Fimbriate Moray, Gymnothorax fimbriatus (Bennett 1832)


Other Names: Darkspotted Moray, Fimbriated Moray, Spot-face Moray

A Fimbriate Moray, Gymnothorax fimbriatus, at Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Source: Bernard Dupont / Flickr. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

Summary:
A large pale greyish to light brown moray with spots on the face and large well-separated brown blotches in irregular rows along the sides, a greenish-yellow head and a large white spot at the rear of the lower jaw.

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Dianne J. Bray, Gymnothorax fimbriatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 20 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2038

Fimbriate Moray, Gymnothorax fimbriatus (Bennett 1832)

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Distribution

Recorded in northern Australia from the Dampier Archipelago, WA, to Moreton Bay, Qld; also at Scott Reef, WA. Found elsewhere in the tropical Indo-Pacific.

Species Citation

Muraena fimbriata Bennett, 1832, Proceedings of the Committee of Science and Correspondence of the Zoological Society of London 1: 168. Type locality: Mauritius.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Fimbriate Moray, Gymnothorax fimbriatus (Bennett 1832)

References


Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls.

Bennett, E.T. 1832. Observations on a collection of fishes from Mauritius, presented by Mr Telfair, with characters of new genera and species, remaining portion. Proceedings of the Committee of Science and Correspondence of the Zoological Society of London 1: 165-169 [dated 1830–1831]

Böhlke, E.B. & McCosker, J.E. 2001. The moray eels of Australia and New Zealand, with the description of two new species (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae). Records of the Australian Museum 53: 71-102 figs 1-10

Johnson, J.W. 1999. Annotated checklist of the fishes of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 43(2): 709-762

Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific, Indonesia and Adjacent Waters. Jakarta : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama 314 pp. pls.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37060035

Depth:7-50 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:80 cm TL

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