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Channomuraena vittata Broadbanded moray

Channomuraena vittatais commonly referred to as Broadbanded moray. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 3000 Liter is recommended.


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lexID:
4608 
AphiaID:
217466 
Scientific:
Channomuraena vittata 
German:
Channomuraena vittata 
English:
Broadbanded Moray 
Category:
Moray Eels 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Muraenidae (Family) > Channomuraena (Genus) > vittata (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Richardson, ), 1845 
Occurrence:
Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, Christmas Islands, Circumtropic, Dominican Republic, East-Atlantic Ocean, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Haiti, Hawaii, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kiribati, Mauritius, Mexico (East Pacific), Micronesia, Palau, Puerto Rico, Réunion , São Tomé e Principé, Taiwan, The Bahamas, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Archipelago, USA, West-Atlantic Ocean 
Size:
31.5" - 59.06" (80cm - 150cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Crabs, Crustaceans, Fish (little fishes), Predatory, Schrimps, Sepia 
Tank:
659.94 gal (~ 3000L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-09-07 19:24:18 

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(Richardson, 1845)

Distribution:
Circumtropical. Indian Ocean: Reunion and Mauritius and Christmas Island.
Western Pacific: Palau, and the Hawaiian Islands. Western Atlantic: Bermuda, Bahamas, and Caribbean Sea; may occur in southern Florida, USA and northwestern Gulf of Mexico.
Reported from Bahia, Brazil.
Eastern Atlantic: around oceanic islands.

Biology
A benthic species and solitary species,
inhabiting outer reef slopes.
Occurs under ledges and in holes of reef slopes Has the habit of puffing its head like a cobra when approached.
Secretive and nocturnal.

Human uses
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries; aquarium: commercial

High to very high vulnerability

Synonymised taxa:
Channomuraena bennettii (Günther, 1870)
Channomuraena cubensis Poey, 1868
Channomuraena vittatus (Richardson, 1845)
Gymnomuraena bennettii Günther, 1870
Gymnomuraena vittata (Richardson, 1845)
Ichthyophis vittatus Richardson, 1845
Nettastoma vittata (Richardson, 1845)
Uropterygius bennetti (Günther, 1870)

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Homepage Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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