Gymnothorax pseudotile  Mohapatra, Smith, Ray, Mishra & Mohanty, 2017

Bengal low-fin 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);  pseudotile: Named for its close similarity in external morphology with Gymnothorax tile (Hamilton 1822).

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

Marine; reef-associated.   Tropical

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Eastern Indian Ocean: India, West Bengal.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 47.0 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 126 - 129. This species is distinguished by the following characters: robust body; anus at about mid-body; long head; blunt snout with large eye located slightly closer to rictus than to tip of snout; lower jaw is slightly shorter than upper jaw; gill opening broadly rounded, positioned below lateral midline; dorsal-fin origin is above posterior half of gill opening; both dorsal and anal fin are low, with pale margin; intermaxillary teeth in 3 longitudinal rows, with median row of 3 depressible fang like teeth and a single row of 6 teeth on each side; colour dark brown dorsally with small white dots scattered all over and ventral part pale whitish with small brown spots without reticulations; infraorbital pores 3; predorsal vertebrae 12-13, preanal vertebrae 56-59, total vertebrae 126-129 (Ref. 115849).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Mohapatra, A., D.G. Smith, D. Ray, S.S. Mishra and S.R. Mohanty, 2017. Gymnothorax pseudotile sp. nov. (Muraenidae: Muraeninae) from Bay of Bengal India. Zootaxa 4286(4). (Ref. 115849)

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].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±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):  Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .