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Gymnothorax castaneus Chestnut moray

Gymnothorax castaneusis commonly referred to as Chestnut moray. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 1500 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Highly toxic.


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lexID:
3508 
AphiaID:
271825 
Scientific:
Gymnothorax castaneus 
German:
Muräne 
English:
Chestnut Moray 
Category:
Moray Eels 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Muraenidae (Family) > Gymnothorax (Genus) > castaneus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Jordan & Gilbert, ), 1883 
Occurrence:
El Salvador, Cocos Island (Costa Rica), Columbia, Costa Rica, Eastern Pacific Ocean, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, Gulf of California, Honduras, Mexico (East Pacific), Nicaragua, Panama, Revillagigedo Islands 
Size:
up to 59.06" (150 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 78.8 °F (24°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Crabs, Crustaceans, Fish (little fishes), Predatory, Schrimps, Shrimps 
Tank:
329.97 gal (~ 1500L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Toxicity:
Highly toxic 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2011-01-07 16:43:07 

Toxicity


Gymnothorax castaneus is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Gymnothorax castaneus, inform yourself about the poison and its effects before buying. Keep a note with the telephone number of the poison emergency call and all necessary information about the animal next to your aquarium so that you can be helped quickly in an emergency.
The telephone numbers of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

This message appears for poisonous, very poisonous and also animals whose poison can kill you immediately. Every human reacts differently to poisons. Please therefore weigh the risk for yourself AND your environment very carefully, and never act lightly!

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(Jordan & Gilbert, 1883)

Lives in rocky, boulder strewn areas and walls. Lurks in holes, crevices and dark recesses during day; forage in the open at night.

Synonym:
Sidera castanea Jordan & Gilbert, 1883

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

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Homepage Sven Küsters (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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