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Enchelycore nigricans Mulatto conger

Enchelycore nigricansis commonly referred to as Mulatto conger. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 2000 Liter is recommended.


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lexID:
4727 
AphiaID:
271808 
Scientific:
Enchelycore nigricans 
German:
Muräne 
English:
Mulatto Conger 
Category:
Moray Eels 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Muraenidae (Family) > Enchelycore (Genus) > nigricans (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Bonnaterre, ), 1788 
Occurrence:
Benin, Suriname, Ghana, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, Cameroon, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East-Atlantic Ocean, Equatorial Guinea, Florida, French Guiana, Guatemala, Gulf of Mexico, Haiti, Honduras, Indo Pacific, Jamaica, Mexico (East Pacific), Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, São Tomé e Principé, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South America, Taiwan, the Cape Verde Archipelago, the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands, the Ivory Coast, Togo, USA, Venezuela, West-Atlantic Ocean 
Size:
23.62" - 39.37" (60cm - 100cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Predatory 
Tank:
439.96 gal (~ 2000L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-10-14 16:45:22 

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Distribution:
Western Atlantic: Bermuda, southern Florida (USA) and the Bahamas to northern South America, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Eastern Atlantic: Cape Verde and from Senegal to Gabon; including St. Paul's Rocks and the islands of Bay of Biafra.
Also southern Atlantic islands.

Biology:
benthic and solitary species common on shallow reefs and along rocky shores.
Caught incidentally and consumed fresh or salted in some localities.

Synonymised taxa:
Enchelycore euryrhina Kaup, 1856
Enchelycore nigrocastaneus (Cope, 1871)
Gymnothorax brunneus Nichols, 1920
Gymnothorax nigrocastaneus Cope, 1871
Gymnothorax umbrosus Poey, 1875
Muraena anguina Gronow, 1854
Muraena nigricans Bonnaterre, 1788

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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