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Gymnothorax melatremus


Gymnothorax melatremus was originally described as Gymnothorax melatremus by Schultz in 1953. It belongs to the family Muraenidae and subfamily Muraeninae. It is commonly known as Dwarf moray but has many other common names such as Dwarf moray in Australia, Payangitan in Philippines, Blackspot moray in South Africa, Dirty yellow moray in Guam, Dwarf moray in Micronesia, Federated States, Dirty yellow moray in Micronesia, Federated States. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   melatremus
AuthorWI   Schultz [L. P.]
AuthorNI   Schultz
Qualification   in Schultz et al.
Year   1953
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   melatremus
Original Combination   Gymnothorax melatremus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Gymnothorax melatremus
OriginalSubGenus   Gymnothorax
Original Author   Schultz
Original AuthorWI   Schultz [L. P.]
Original Qualification   in Schultz et al.
Original Year   1953
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Muraeninae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Ocean reef at Boby Island, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, western Pacific.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Smith 1994:18 [ref. 21917], Böhlke & Smith 2002:126 [ref. 26380].
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   USNM 141610
Journal   Bull. U. S. Natl. Mus.
Citation   No. 202, v. 1
Page   120
Illustrations   Figs. 23d, 25

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Gymnothorax melatremus
Current Species   melatremus
Current Genus Gymnothorax
Current AuthorWI Schultz [L. P.]
Current AuthorNI   Schultz
Current Year   1953
Current Family Muraenidae
Current Subfamily
Muraeninae Muraeninae

Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Lives in holes and crevices of seaward reefs from the surge zone to over 26 m.
Depth Range From 10 to 40 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Gymnothorax melatremus  Schultz 1953. Muraenidae: Muraeninae.
Name History   •Valid as Gymnothorax melatremus Schultz 1953 -- (Castle & McCosker 1986:171 [ref. 5645], Paxton et al. 1989:130 [ref. 12442], Winterbottom et al. 1989:9 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:39 [ref. 15987], Chen et al. 1994:51 [ref. 22258], Allen 1997:54 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:39 [ref. 25919], Hatooka et al. 1998:2 [ref. 24389], Myers 1999:48 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:50 [ref. 24106], Böhlke & Randall 1999:553 [ref. 24552], Böhlke et al. 1999:1656 [ref. 24692], Randall 1999:7 [ref. 25829], Allen 2000:84 [ref. 37268], Böhlke & Randall 2000:242 [ref. 24493], Nakabo 2000:202 [ref. 25086], Compagno in Randall & Lim 2000:585 [ref. 25122], Randall & Earle 2000:7 [ref. 25806], Böhlke & McCosker 2001:73 [ref. 25226], Hutchins 2001:17 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:202 [ref. 26001], Böhlke & Smith 2002:126 [ref. 26380], Allen & Adrim 2003:23 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:611 [ref. 27495], Hatooka 2003:7 [ref. 27558], Randall et al. 2004:7 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:43 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:120 [ref. 28379], Allen et al. 2006:252 [ref. 29005], Randall 2007:89 [ref. 30952], Imamura 2009:19 [ref. 30434], Motomura et al. 2010:72 [ref. 31256], Zhang et al. 2010:258 [ref. 31511], Fricke et al. 2011:350 [ref. 31242], Allen & Erdmann 2012:87 [ref. 31980], Smith 2012:19 [ref. 32155], Larson et al. 2013:25 [ref. 32988], Fricke et al. 2014:19 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:4 [ref. 33988], Ho et al. 2015:158 [ref. 34130], Fricke et al. 2018:38 [ref. 35805], Arndt & Fricke 2019:23 [ref. 36883]).

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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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