Diaphenchelys dalmatian, Dalmatian moray eel

Diaphenchelys dalmatian Hibino, Satapoomin & Kimura 2017

Dalmatian moray eel
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Muraenidae (Moray eels) > Muraeninae
Etymology: dalmatian: Named for its similar appearance to that breed of speckled dog, dalmatian; noun in apposition.

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

Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 100 m (Ref. 114785).   Tropical

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Eastern Indian Ocean to Western Pacific: Thailand.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.3 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 126 - 131. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: tail 62.0-64.6% TL; infraorbital pores along upper lip 3; mandibular pores 5; predorsal vertebrae 6-9, preanal vertebrae 43-46 and total 126-131; MVF 7-45-128; ground color of body white, with numerous brown dalmatian-like spots dorsolaterally (Ref. 114785).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collecting depth and environment of the present specimens are unclear, but the holotype is strongly considered to be from the muddy bottom of less than 100 m depth because it was collected with Gymnothorax mccoskeri, Ophichthus cephalozona, Muraenesox cinereus, and some apogonid and leiognathid fishes that generally collected from shallow coastal water (Ref. 114785).

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Hibino, Y., U. Satapoomin and S. Kimura, 2017. A new species of the genus Diaphenchelys (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) from Thailand. Ichthyol. Res. 2017:1-6. (Ref. 114785)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)


CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = No PD50 data   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00051 (0.00025 - 0.00105), b=3.25 (3.08 - 3.42), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100) .