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Enchelycore nigricans Mulatto conger

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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 
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Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-10-14 16:45:22 

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Distribution:
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.

Biology:
benthic and solitary species common on shallow reefs and along rocky shores.
Caught incidentally and consumed fresh or salted in some localities.

Synonymised taxa:
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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