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Gymnothorax megaspilus

Böhlke & Randall

Gymnothorax megaspilus was originally described as Gymnothorax megaspilus by Böhlke & Randall in 1995. It belongs to the family Muraenidae and subfamily Muraeninae. It is commonly known as Oman moray and is known Oman moray in Oman. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   megaspilus
AuthorWI   Böhlke [E. B.] & Randall [J. E.]
AuthorNI   Böhlke & Randall
Qualification   ---
Year   1995
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Anguilliformes Anguilliformes
Family   Muraenidae
Muraeninae Muraeninae
Genus   Gymnothorax
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Anguilliformes
Family   Muraenidae
Subfamily   Muraeninae
Genus   Gymnothorax
Original Name   Gymnothorax        
Taxon Name   megaspilus
Original Combination   Gymnothorax megaspilus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Gymnothorax megaspilus
OriginalSubGenus   Gymnothorax
Original Author   Böhlke & Randall
Original AuthorWI   Böhlke [E. B.] & Randall [J. E.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1995
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Muraeninae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Off sw side of Sawda Island, Al Hallaniyaat (Kuria Muria Islands), southern Oman, Arabian Sea, depth 21 meters.
Types   Paratypes: ANSP 127225 (2), BPBM 36321 (2).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Böhlke & Smith 2002:125-126 [ref. 26380].
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   BPBM 36042
Journal   Not. Nat. (Phila.)
Citation   No. 472
Page   2
Illustrations   Fig. 1

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Gymnothorax megaspilus
Current Species megaspilus
Current Genus Gymnothorax
Current AuthorWI Böhlke [E. B.] & Randall [J. E.]
Current AuthorNI Böhlke & Randall
Current Year 1995
Current Family Muraenidae
Current Subfamily
Muraeninae Muraeninae

Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Has been collected at Aliwal - Fide Phil Heemstra - email Elaine 08 July 2002. Remove from South Africa - Pers comm. Elaine Heemstra fax 17 July 2002.
Dave Smith says the species identified as megaspilus is a new species that has a similar pattern to megaspilus and chilospilus
Depth Range From 0 to 21 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Gymnothorax megaspilus  Böhlke & Randall 1995. Muraenidae: Muraeninae.
Name History   •Valid as Gymnothorax megaspilus Böhlke & Randall 1995 -- (Randall 1995:56 [ref. 22896], Böhlke & Smith 2002:126 [ref. 26380], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S95 [ref. 27377], Smith 2012:19 [ref. 32155], Eagderi et al. 2019:18 [ref. 37020]).

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acutirostris Gymnothorax acutirostris (Abbott [C. C.] 1860)Synonym
afer Gymnothorax afer Bloch [M. E.] 1795Valid
agassizi Gymnothorax agassizi (Bleeker [P.] 1855)Synonym
albimarginata Gymnothorax albimarginata (Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] 1846)Synonym
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
andamanensis Gymnothorax andamanensis Mohapatra [A.], Kiruba-Sankar [R.], Praveenraj [J.] & Mohanty [S. R.] 2019Valid
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
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