First record of the moray eel Gymnothorax reticularis, Bloch, 1795 in the Mediterranean Sea, with a note on its taxonomy and distribution

Nir Stern, Menachem Goren

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Abstract

The first Red-Sea Indo-Pacific alien moray eel in the Eastern Mediterranean is reported here. A single specimen of Gymnothorax reticularis was captured by a commercial bottom-trawl vessel off the northern coast of Israel. Morphological and anatomical similarities with the single known Red-Sea specimen raise an old taxonomic dilemma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-200
Number of pages4
JournalZootaxa
Volume3641
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 23 Apr 2013

Keywords

  • Alien species
  • Gymnothorax reticularis
  • Mediterranean Sea

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