Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Anguilliformes  
 Family Muraenidae  
 Genus Gymnothorax  
  Gymnothorax favagineus  Bloch & Schneider, 1801 
Provider: Chen, Hong-Ming 
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Synonyms:Enchelycore favagineusGymnothorax favagiensisGymnothorax favagineus isingteenusGymnothorax melanospilusGymnothorax permistusGymnothorax pescadorisGymnothorax tesselatusGymnothorax tessellataGymnothorax tessellatusLycodontis favagineusLycodontis permistus 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)
Character: HL 7.2-7.5, DGO 10.8-15.9, TR 2.7-3.1 in TL, Vert 139-141. May attain approximately 175 cm TL. Ground color whitish or pale to light brownish with numerous rounded or polygonal blackish spots on the body. Spot pattern very variable; spots of jaws and head less regular in shape and very numerous, more sparse on belly, frequently with light whitish margin around the spot; spot number increases with age but spot size remains almost constant. 
Habitat: Inhabits reef hole. One of the two largest of Indo-Pacific morays. Oftens with cleaner wrasses or shrimps. Feeds on cephalopods and fishes. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Papua New Guinea, north to southern Japan, Taiwan, south to Australia. 
Utility: public aquariums, commercial 
Name Code: 380754
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