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Muraena helena  Linnaeus, 1758

Mediterranean moray
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Muraenidae (Moray eels) > Muraeninae
Etymology: Muraena: Latin, muraena = morey eel (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Linnaeus.

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina revassocierade; djupintervall 1 - 801 m (Ref. 58348), usually 100 - 300 m (Ref. 58348).   Subtropical; 52°N - 13°N, 32°W - 36°E

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Eastern Atlantic: south of British Isles to Senegal, including the Mediterranean, Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands, and Cape Verde.

Length at first maturity / Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm 75.5, range 69 - ? cm
Max length : 150 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 12382); common length : 80.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 3397); publicerad maxvikt: 6.5 kg (Ref. 58348); rapporterad maxålder: 38 år (Ref. 58348)

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

A nocturnal and territorial species (Ref. 12382), commonly lurking in holes, and writhing snakelike through crevices, under rocks or corals. Feeds on fish, crabs and squid (Ref. 12382). It seldom attacks unless provoked (Ref. 3256). A gonochoristic species (Ref. 32169). Utilized fresh and eaten broiled, boiled and baked; the skin can be used for leather (Ref. 9987).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Migrate to offshore waters to spawn (Ref. 98745).

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Smith, D.G. and E.B. Böhlke, 1990. Muraenidae. p. 136-148. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 4450)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Traumatogenic (Ref. 4690)




Human uses

Fiskeri: mindre kommeriell; Akvarium: Offentliga akvarier
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 13.1 - 16.2, mean 14.4 (based on 181 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5010   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00132 (0.00104 - 0.00167), b=3.08 (3.01 - 3.15), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245).
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.61 se; Based on food items.
Resiliens (Ref. 69278):  Mycket låg, lägsta populationsfördubblingstid mer än 14 år (tmax=38.1; tm=7.1; K=0.078).
Prior r = 0.24, 2 SD range = 0.09 - 0.63, log(r) = -1.43, SD log(r) = 0.49, Based on: 2 K, 1 tgen, 1 tmax, records
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Very high vulnerability (79 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Low.