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Channomuraena vittata


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lexID:
4608 
AphiaID:
217466 
Scientific:
Channomuraena vittata 
German:
Channomuraena vittata 
English:
Broadbanded Moray 
Category:
Muræner 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Muraenidae (Family) > Channomuraena (Genus) > vittata (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Richardson, ), 1845 
Occurrence:
the Canary Islands, Haiti, Barbados, Kiribati, Réunion , Jamaica, Puerto Rico, São Tomé e Principé, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Brasilien, Dominikanske republik, Florida, Hawaii, Indiske ocean, Indonesien, Juleøerne, Kap Verde, Mauritius , Mexikanske golf, Mexiko (Øst Pacific), Mikronesien , Palau, Taiwan, USA, Vestlige Atlanterhav, Ækvator, Østlige Atlanterhav 
Size:
80 cm - 150 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 28°C 
Food:
Predatory, Blæksprutte, Krabber, Rejer, Skaldyr, Små fisk 
Tank:
~ 3000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-09-07 19:24:18 

Husbandry

(Richardson, 1845)

Distribution:
Circumtropical. Indian Ocean: Reunion and Mauritius and Christmas Island.
Western Pacific: Palau, and the Hawaiian Islands. Western Atlantic: Bermuda, Bahamas, and Caribbean Sea; may occur in southern Florida, USA and northwestern Gulf of Mexico.
Reported from Bahia, Brazil.
Eastern Atlantic: around oceanic islands.

Biology
A benthic species and solitary species,
inhabiting outer reef slopes.
Occurs under ledges and in holes of reef slopes Has the habit of puffing its head like a cobra when approached.
Secretive and nocturnal.

Human uses
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries; aquarium: commercial

High to very high vulnerability

Synonymised taxa:
Channomuraena bennettii (Günther, 1870)
Channomuraena cubensis Poey, 1868
Channomuraena vittatus (Richardson, 1845)
Gymnomuraena bennettii Günther, 1870
Gymnomuraena vittata (Richardson, 1845)
Ichthyophis vittatus Richardson, 1845
Nettastoma vittata (Richardson, 1845)
Uropterygius bennetti (Günther, 1870)

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