fimbriated moray

Scientific name Gymnothorax fimbriatus
Descriptor Bennett
Year of description 1832
IUCN category LC
Family Muraenidae
Genus Gymnothorax
Gymnothorax fimbriatus Gymnothorax fimbriatus

Introduction

Gymnothorax fimbriatus, commonly known as fimbriated moray, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    90 cm
  • Maximum size
    100 cm
  • Longevity
    20 year
  • Pattern
    ponctuations
  • Average size
    90 cm
  • Maximum size
    100 cm
  • Longevity
    20 year
  • Pattern
    ponctuations

How to recognize the fimbriated moray ?

The fimbriated moray measures between 90 and 100 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly noir and marron body. The also has noir ponctuations.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    solitary
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    nocturnal

The fimbriated moray hunts in the stalk and is one of the predators of its biotope. Opportunistic, it does not hesitate to attack any smaller animal nearby.

The fimbriated moray is a fish solitary naturally found near the rocks. This species is carnivorous . This fish lives mainly at night. Usually, it leaves its hiding place and starts to be active once it gets dark.

The fimbriated moray is a territorial animal that does not tolerate any incursions into its living area. It is particularly virulent against other territorial species and it can provoke heated fights.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The fimbriated moray is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Risks for humans

  • Venomous
    No
  • Bite
    Yes

This species can attack if it feels threatened. It is important to be particularly vigilant especially during dives or fishing sessions.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    22 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    5 - 50 m

Biotope presentation

The fimbriated moray is most often found at a depth between 5m and 50m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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Bibliographic references

GYMNOTHORAX SHAOI, A NEW SPECIES OF MORAY EEL (ANGUILLIFORMES: MURAENIDAE) FROM SOUTHEASTERN TAIWAN - Hong-Ming Chen - Kar-Hoe Loh - Journal of Marine Science and Technology - 2007.

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