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Enchelycore nigricans

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lexID:
4727 
AphiaID:
271808 
Scientific:
Enchelycore nigricans 
German:
Muräne 
English:
Mulatto Conger 
Category:
Muræner 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Muraenidae (Family) > Enchelycore (Genus) > nigricans (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Bonnaterre, ), 1788 
Occurrence:
Ghana, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Cameroon, Guatemala, the Ivory Coast, São Tomé e Principé, Nigeria, French Guiana, Barbados, Sierra Leone, Panama, Cuba, Jamaica, Benin, Suriname, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Togo, Equatorial Guinea, Senegal, Columbia, Belize, Bermuda, Brasilien, Caribien, Cayman øerne, Dominikanske republik, Filippinerne, Florida, Honduras, Indo Stillehavet, Kap Verde, Mexikanske golf, Mexiko (Øst Pacific), Nicaragua, Sydamerika, Taiwan, USA, Vestlige Atlanterhav, Østlige Atlanterhav 
Size:
60 cm - 100 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
Predatory 
Tank:
~ 2000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Related species at
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-10-14 16:45:22 

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Distribution:
Western Atlantic: Bermuda, southern Florida (USA) and the Bahamas to northern South America, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Eastern Atlantic: Cape Verde and from Senegal to Gabon; including St. Paul's Rocks and the islands of Bay of Biafra.
Also southern Atlantic islands.

Biology:
benthic and solitary species common on shallow reefs and along rocky shores.
Caught incidentally and consumed fresh or salted in some localities.

Synonymised taxa:
Enchelycore euryrhina Kaup, 1856
Enchelycore nigrocastaneus (Cope, 1871)
Gymnothorax brunneus Nichols, 1920
Gymnothorax nigrocastaneus Cope, 1871
Gymnothorax umbrosus Poey, 1875
Muraena anguina Gronow, 1854
Muraena nigricans Bonnaterre, 1788

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