Gymnothorax unicolor

Scientific name Gymnothorax unicolor
Descriptor Delaroche
Year of description 1809
IUCN category LC
Family Muraenidae
Genus Gymnothorax
Gymnothorax unicolor Gymnothorax unicolor

Introduction

Gymnothorax unicolor is a salt water fish.

Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    80 cm
  • Maximum size
    100 cm
  • Longevity
    20 year
  • Average size
    80 cm
  • Maximum size
    100 cm
  • Longevity
    20 year

How to recognize Gymnothorax unicolor ?

Gymnothorax unicolor measures between 80 and 100 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly marron body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

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

Gymnothorax unicolor is a fish solitary naturally found near the rocks. This species is carnivorous .

This species is territorial and does not appreciate the presence of intruders nearby, especially animals with similar behavior. However, Gymnothorax unicolor is generally peaceful with non-territorial animals that cannot be potential prey.

Reproduction

  • Migratory species
    No

Gymnothorax unicolor is a fish ovipare.

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?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    17 - 22 °C
  • Depth
    4 - 20 m

Biotope presentation

Gymnothorax unicolor is most often found at a depth between 4m and 20m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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