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Gymnothorax polygonius Polygon moray

Gymnothorax polygoniusis commonly referred to as Polygon moray. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Has a poison harmful to health.


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lexID:
9550 
AphiaID:
126300 
Scientific:
Gymnothorax polygonius 
German:
Muräne 
English:
Polygon Moray 
Category:
Moray Eels 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Muraenidae (Family) > Gymnothorax (Genus) > polygonius (Species) 
Initial determination:
Poey, 1875 
Occurrence:
Bermuda, Brazil, Cuba, East-Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Madeira, Puerto Rico, the Cape Verde Archipelago, the Caribbean, USA, Venezuela 
Sea depth:
10 - 260 Meter 
Size:
27.56" - 33.07" (70cm - 84cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 23,7 °F (°C - 23,7°C) 
Food:
Fish (little fishes), Invertebrates, Predatory, Zoobenthos 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Has a poison harmful to health 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2016-03-23 11:29:55 

Toxicity

This is a general hint!
Gymnothorax polygonius has a harmful toxin.
As a rule, animals with a harmful poison do not pose any danger in normal Aquarieaner everyday life. Read the following husbandry information and comments from aquarists who already keep Gymnothorax polygonius in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Gymnothorax polygonius. Every human reacts differently to poisons.
If you suspect that you have come into contact with the poison, please contact your doctor or the poison emergency call.
The phone number of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

Info

Poey, 1875

Synonym:
Lycodontis polygonius (Poey, 1875)

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

External links

  1. Encyclodedia of Life (EOL) (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Marine Species Identification Portal (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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