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lexID: 4727 AphiaID: 271808 Scientific: Enchelycore nigricans German: Muräne English: Mulatto Conger Category: Moray Eels Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Muraenidae (Family) > Enchelycore (Genus) > nigricans (Species) Initial determination: (Bonnaterre, ), 1788 Occurrence: , Barbados , Suriname , Benin , Ghana Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, Cameroon, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East-Atlantic Ocean, Equatorial Guinea, Florida, French Guiana, Guatemala, Gulf of Mexico, Haiti, Honduras, Indo Pacific, Jamaica, Mexico (East Pacific), Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, São Tomé e Principé, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South America, Taiwan, the Cape Verde Archipelago, the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands, the Ivory Coast, Togo, USA, Venezuela, West-Atlantic Ocean Size: 23.62" - 39.37" (60cm - 100cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) Food: Predatory Tank: 439.96 gal (~ 2000L) Difficulty: Only for advanced aquarists CITES: Not evaluated Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2012-10-14 16:45:22
Last edit: 2012-10-14 16:45:22
Western Atlantic: Bermuda, southern Florida (USA) and the Bahamas to northern South America, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Eastern Atlantic: Cape Verde and from Senegal to Gabon; including St. Paul's Rocks and the islands of Bay of Biafra.
Also southern Atlantic islands.
benthic and solitary species common on shallow reefs and along rocky shores.
Caught incidentally and consumed fresh or salted in some localities.
Enchelycore euryrhina Kaup, 1856
Enchelycore nigrocastaneus (Cope, 1871)
Gymnothorax brunneus Nichols, 1920
Gymnothorax nigrocastaneus Cope, 1871
Gymnothorax umbrosus Poey, 1875
Muraena anguina Gronow, 1854
Muraena nigricans Bonnaterre, 1788
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