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Muraena melanotis

(Kaup 1859)
  

Muraena melanotis was originally described as Limamuraena melanotis by Kaup in 1859. It belongs to the family Muraenidae and subfamily Muraeninae. It is commonly known as Honeycomb moray and is known in France as Murène à pois, in Portugal as Moreia-pintada, in Spain as Morena de lunares, in United Kingdom as Honeycomb moray. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Eastern Atlantic and St. Paul's Rocks.
Species   melanotis
AuthorWI   Kaup [J. J.]
AuthorNI   Kaup
Qualification   ---
Year   1859
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Anguilliformes Anguilliformes
Family   Muraenidae
Subfamily  
Muraeninae Muraeninae
Genus   Muraena
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Anguilliformes
Family   Muraenidae
Subfamily   Muraeninae
Genus   Muraena
Original Name   Limamuraena        
Taxon Name   melanotis
Original Combination   Limamuraena melanotis
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Limamuraena melanotis
OriginalSubGenus   Limamuraena
Original Author   Kaup
Original AuthorWI   Kaup [J. J.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1859
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Muraeninae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   West Africa.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Ladiges et al. 1958:160 [ref. 19181], Wilkens & Dohse 1993:404 [ref. 21161].
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   ?ZMH H390
Page   27
Illustrations   Pl. 4 (fig. 3)

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Muraena melanotis
Current Species   melanotis
Current Genus   Muraena
Current AuthorWI   Pfaff [J. R.]
Current AuthorNI   Pfaff
Current Year   1859
Current Family   Muraenidae
Current Subfamily  
Muraeninae Muraeninae

Habitat demersal        
Water Salt water
Depth Range From 0 to 45 meters.
   
Distribution Eastern Atlantic and St. Paul's Rocks.

Current Summary   Valid as Muraena melanotis  (Kaup 1859). Muraenidae: Muraeninae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Muraena melanotis  (Kaup 1859) -- (Böhlke et al. 1989:195 [ref. 13286], Smith & Böhlke 1990:146 [ref. 19379], Afonso et al. 1999:69 [ref. 25466], Feitoza et al. 2003:68 [ref. 26943], Jiménez et al. 2007:103 [ref. 29038], Wirtz et al. 2007:25 [ref. 30263], Smith 2012:32 [ref. 32155], Wirtz et al. 2013:118 [ref. 32972]).

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acerine Muraena acerine Schneider [J. G.] in Bloch & Schneider 1801Action
acuminata Muraena acuminata Gronow [L. T.] in Gray 1854Synonym
acutirostris Muraena acutirostris Gronow [L. T.] in Gray 1854Synonym
acutirostris Muraena acutirostris Abbott [C. C.] 1860Synonym
acutis Muraena acutis Seale [A.] 1917Synonym
africana Muraena africana Shaw [G.] 1803Synonym
agassizi Muraena agassizi Bleeker [P.] 1855Synonym
alba Muraena alba Zuiew [B.] 1793Synonym
alba Muraena alba Forsskål [P. S.] 1775Not available
albigutta Muraena albigutta Hildebrand [S. F.] 1946Synonym
albimarginata Muraena albimarginata Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] 1846Synonym
albomarginata Muraena (Muraena) albomarginata Pfaff [J. R.] 1933Synonym
albomarginata Muraena albomarginata Pfaff [J. R.] 1933Synonym
alusis Muraena alusis Bleeker [P.] 1856Synonym
ambigua Muraena ambigua Walbaum [J. J.] 1792Uncertain
amblyodon Muraena amblyodon Bleeker [P.] 1856Synonym
anatina Muraena anatina Lowe [R. T.] 1838Synonym
anguilla Muraena anguilla Linnaeus [C.] 1758Synonym
anguilla acerine Muraena anguilla acerine Schneider [J. G.] in Bloch & Schneider 1801Action
anguilla anguillechien Muraena anguilla anguillechien Schneider [J. G.] in Bloch & Schneider 1801Action
anguilla guiseau Muraena anguilla guiseau Schneider [J. G.] in Bloch & Schneider 1801--
anguilla maculata Muraena anguilla maculata Nardo [G. D.] (ex Chiereghini) 1847Not available
anguilla marina Muraena anguilla marina Nardo [G. D.] (ex Chiereghini) 1847Not available
anguilla nilotica Muraena anguilla nilotica Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801--
anguillechien Muraena anguillechien Schneider [J. G.] in Bloch & Schneider 1801Action
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