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Gymnothorax hepaticus

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lexID:
7324 
AphiaID:
217489 
Scientific:
Gymnothorax hepaticus 
German:
Muräne 
English:
Liver-colored Moray Eel 
Category:
Muræner 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Muraenidae (Family) > Gymnothorax (Genus) > hepaticus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Rüppell, ), 1830 
Occurrence:
Eritrea, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, India, Andamanhavet, Egypten, Guam, Hawaii, Indiske ocean, Indo Stillehavet, Japan, Mikronesien , Papua NeuGuinea , Rødehavet, Samoa, Taiwan 
Size:
bis zu 100cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
Hummer, Koralfisk, Krabber, Mantisrejer, Rejer, Skaldyr, Små fisk, Stenhummer, Stenrejer, Taskekrabber 
Tank:
~ 3000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2014-07-06 15:12:41 

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(Rüppell, 1830)

Gymnothorax hepaticus is a nocturla moray eel that feed on crustaceans and small fishes in a depth of 30 meters.

It is an inhabitant of shallow coastal reefs in tropical water in the Indo-Pazific form the Red Sea to Somoa and Hawaiian Islands.

During the day, the moray eel hides in reefholes and Rock crevice.

When keeping in a big tank, use a long tong to avoid injuries.

Synonyms:
Lycodontis hepaticus (Rüppell, 1830)
Muraena cinerascens Rüppell, 1830
Muraena hepatica Rüppell, 1830

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Muraenidae (Family) > Muraeninae (Subfamily) > Gymnothorax (Genus)

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