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Gymnothorax afer

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Gymnothorax afer was originally described as Gymnothorax afer by Bloch in 1795. It belongs to the family Muraenidae and subfamily Muraeninae. It is commonly known as Dark moray and is known Murène obscure in France, Moreão-escuro in Portugal, Morena oscura in Spain, Dark moray in United Kingdom. more common names It is found in Brackish and Salt water and its distribution is Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Namibia, including offshore islands.
Species   afer
AuthorWI   Bloch [M. E.]
AuthorNI   Bloch
Qualification   ---
Year   1795
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Anguilliformes Anguilliformes
Family   Muraenidae
Subfamily  
Muraeninae Muraeninae
Genus   Gymnothorax
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Anguilliformes
Family   Muraenidae
Subfamily   Muraeninae
Genus   Gymnothorax
Original Name   Gymnothorax        
Taxon Name   afer
Original Combination   Gymnothorax afer
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Gymnothorax afer
OriginalSubGenus   Gymnothorax
Original Author   Bloch
Original AuthorWI   Bloch [M. E.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1795
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Muraeninae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Guinea.
Types   Syntypes: ZMB 3991 (1,), 7784 (1, stuffed), 7785 (1, stuffed).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Paepke 1999:103 [ref. 24282].
Primary Code   ---
Journal   Naturg. Ausl. Fische
Citation   v. 9
Page   85
Illustrations   Pl. 417

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---


Current Genus Species Gymnothorax afer
Current Species   afer
Current Genus Gymnothorax
Current AuthorWI Bloch [M. E.]
Current AuthorNI   Bloch
Current Year   1795
Current Family Muraenidae
Current Subfamily
Muraeninae Muraeninae

Habitat demersal        
Water Brackish and Salt water
Habitat Notes Inhabits rocky bottoms from 10 to 45 m depth (Ref. 2683).
Depth Range From 10 to 45 meters.
   
Distribution Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Namibia, including offshore islands.

Current Summary   Valid as Gymnothorax afer  Bloch 1795. Muraenidae: Muraeninae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Lycodontis afer  (Bloch 1795) -- (Dor 1984:27 [ref. 29757]). • Valid as Gymnothorax afer  Bloch 1795 -- (Smith & Böhlke 1990:140 [ref. 19379], Goren & Dor 1994:7 [ref. 25356], Santos et al. 1997:121 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:55 [ref. 24952], Afonso et al. 1999:69 [ref. 25466], Jiménez et al. 2007:103 [ref. 29038], Wirtz et al. 2007:25 [ref. 30263], Smith 2012:11 [ref. 32155], Wirtz et al. 2013:117 [ref. 32972]).

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acutirostris Gymnothorax acutirostris (Abbott [C. C.] 1860)Synonym
agassizi Gymnothorax agassizi (Bleeker [P.] 1855)Synonym
albimarginata Gymnothorax albimarginata (Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] 1846)Spelling
albimarginatus Gymnothorax albimarginatus (Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] 1846)Valid
albimentis Gymnothorax albimentis (Evermann [B. W.] & Marsh [M. C.] 1900)Synonym
albomaculatus Gymnothorax albomaculatus Bliss [R.] 1883Synonym
anatinus Gymnothorax anatinus (Lowe [R. T.] 1838)Synonym
angusticauda Gymnothorax angusticauda (Weber [M.] & de Beaufort [L. F.] 1916)Valid
angusticeps Gymnothorax angusticeps (Hildebrand [S. F.] & Barton [O.] 1949)Valid
annasona Gymnothorax annasona Whitley [G. P.] 1937Valid
annulatus Gymnothorax annulatus Smith [D. G.] & Böhlke [E. B.] 1997Valid
arae Gymnothorax arae Borodin [N. A.] 1928Synonym
argus Gymnothorax (Limamuraena) argus Steindachner [F.] 1870Synonym
argus Gymnothorax argus Steindachner [F.] 1870Synonym
aterrima Gymnothorax aterrima (Kaup [J. J.] 1859)Synonym
atolli Gymnothorax atolli (Pietschmann [V.] 1935)Valid
aurea Gymnothorax aurea (Mowbray [L. L.] 1931)Synonym
australicola Gymnothorax australicola Lavenberg [R. J.] 1992Valid
austrinus Gymnothorax austrinus Böhlke [E. B.] & McCosker [J. E.] 2001Valid
bacalladoi Gymnothorax bacalladoi Böhlke [E. B.] & Brito [A.] 1987Valid
baranesi Gymnothorax baranesi Smith [D. G.], Brokovich [E.] & Einbinder [S.] 2008Valid
bathyphilus Gymnothorax bathyphilus Randall [J. E.] & McCosker [J. E.] 1975Valid
batuensis Gymnothorax batuensis (Bleeker [P.] 1856)Synonym
bayeri Gymnothorax bayeri Schultz [L. P.] in Schultz et al. 1953Synonym
berndti Gymnothorax berndti Snyder [J. O.] 1904Valid
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