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Gymnothorax afer Dark moray

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lexID:
4627 
AphiaID:
271813 
Scientific:
Gymnothorax afer 
German:
Die afrikanische Kahlbrust 
English:
Dark Moray 
Category:
Moray Eels 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Muraenidae (Family) > Gymnothorax (Genus) > afer (Species) 
Initial determination:
Bloch, 1795 
Occurrence:
Angola, Congo, Namibia, São Tomé e Principé, Senegal, the Cape Verde Archipelago, the Ivory Coast, Togo 
Size:
23.62" - 39.37" (60cm - 100cm) 
Temperature:
- 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Crabs, Crustaceans, Fish (little fishes), Predatory, Rock lobster, Rock shrimps, Schrimps, Sepia 
Tank:
439.96 gal (~ 2000L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-09-12 20:40:11 

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Bloch, 1795

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Cape Frio, Namibia.

Biology
Inhabits rocky bottoms

Synonymised taxa:
Lycodontis afer (Bloch, 1795)
Muraena afra (Lacepède, 1803)
Muraena tristis Kaup, 1856
Muraenophis afra Lacepède, 1803
Thyrsoidea maculipinnis Kaup, 1856
Thyrsoidea marginata Kaup, 1860 (synonym)

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