Gymnothorax maderensis  (Johnson, 1862)

Sharktooth 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).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 85 - 200 m (Ref. 4450).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 100.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4450)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Large, blunt snout, head dusky, prominent white margins on fins (Ref. 26938).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri

Eastern Atlantic: Madeira and Benin. Western Atlantic: Bermuda and the West Indies. North Carolina, USA (Ref. 26938).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs on shelf, rocks and deep coral zones (Ref. 3256).

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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.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00093 (0.00044 - 0.00198), b=3.11 (2.93 - 3.29), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.1   ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (42 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.