Gymnothorax davidsmithi  McCosker & Randall, 2008

Flores mud moray
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Muraenidae (Moray eels) > Muraeninae
Etymology: Gymnothorax: Greek, gymnos = naked + Greek, thorax, -akos = breast (Ref. 45335);  davidsmithi: Named for David G. Smith, for his contributions to the understanding of anguilliform fishes..   More on author: McCosker, Randall.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 3 - 35 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical

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East Indian Ocean: Indonesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 29.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83560)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 156. This species is distinguished by the following characters: body elongate, slender brown with spots on head and anterior throat region; anal fin has a pale margin; anus is before midbody; preanal length 2.15 in TL; depth at gill opening 33 in TL; head 10.7 in TL; middle of orbit is above the middle of jaw; jaws are moderate, not recurved; conical teeth, mostly uniserial; jaw teeth numerous and closely spaced; body color uniformly tan overlain with white spots and markings on throat, forehead, cheeks, nape and anterior branchial basket; MVF 4-64-156 (Ref. 83560).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected over dark, silty sand (Ref. 83560). Found in mud bottoms of coastal bays in 3-35 m (Ref 90102).

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McCosker, J.E. and J.E. Randall, 2008. A new species of Indo-Pacific moray eel (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) from Indonesia. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 4) 59(16):711-714. (Ref. 83560)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00095 (0.00046 - 0.00197), b=3.10 (2.93 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .