Liver-colored moray eel
Gymnothorax hepaticusis commonly referred to as Liver-colored moray eel. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 3000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 7324 AphiaID: 217489 Scientific: Gymnothorax hepaticus German: Muräne English: Liver-colored Moray Eel Category: Moray Eels Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Muraenidae (Family) > Gymnothorax (Genus) > hepaticus (Species) Initial determination: (Rüppell, ), 1830 Occurrence: , Eritrea , Sudan Egypt, Guam, Hawaii, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Japan, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Red Sea, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, the Andaman Sea Size: up to 39.37" (100 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) Food: Coralfish of all kind, Crabs, Crustaceans, Edible crab, Fish (little fishes), Lobster, Mantis shrimps, Rock lobster, Rock shrimps, Schrimps Tank: 659.94 gal (~ 3000L) Difficulty: Only for advanced aquarists Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2014-07-06 15:12:41
Last edit: 2014-07-06 15:12:41
Gymnothorax hepaticus is a nocturla moray eel that feed on crustaceans and small fishes in a depth of 30 meters.
It is an inhabitant of shallow coastal reefs in tropical water in the Indo-Pazific form the Red Sea to Somoa and Hawaiian Islands.
During the day, the moray eel hides in reefholes and Rock crevice.
When keeping in a big tank, use a long tong to avoid injuries.
Lycodontis hepaticus (Rüppell, 1830)
Muraena cinerascens Rüppell, 1830
Muraena hepatica Rüppell, 1830
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Muraenidae (Family) > Muraeninae (Subfamily) > Gymnothorax (Genus)
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