Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Anguilliformes  
 Family Muraenidae  
 Genus Gymnothorax  
  Gymnothorax meleagris  (Shaw, 1795) 
Provider: Chen, Hong-Ming 
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Synonyms:Gymnothorax chlorostigmaMuraena chlorostigmaMuraena meleagrisThyrsoidea chlorostigma  details
Citation:
臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
A review of muraenid eels (Family Muraenidae) from Taiwan with descriptions of twelve new records. Zoological studies 33(1):44-64(Chen, Shao & Chen, 1994)
Shaw [G.] in Shaw & Nodder 1795:Pl. 220 [The Naturalist's Miscellany, or coloured figures of natural objects
drawn and described from nature.
Character: HL 7.4-8.1, DGO 11.4-13.9, TR 3.2-3.5 in TL, Vert 126-128. Dark red-brownish body, with numerous round, dark-edged, white spots; blackish anterior nostril and gill openings; whitish inner mouth skin and tail terminus. 
Habitat: Occurs in coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs. Feeds mainly on fishes, also on octopus or crustaceans. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa, Taiwan, Ryukyu and Hawaiian islands, Micronesia. 
Utility: fisheries 
Name Code: 380763
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