Name source
Australian Faunal Directory
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Data links
LSID JSON / WMS /RDF

Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:0623eca6-681d-428a-96ea-1ef32e4106b1

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

Data Links

JSON

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WMS

To use WMS services, copy and paste the following GetCapabilities URL into your OGC client (e.g. uDIG, ESRI ArcGIS)
http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Gymnothorax meleagris
For higher taxa, this will give you a hierarchical listing of layers for each taxon.

RDF

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A JSON view of this information is here here
A html view of this information is here here

Further details

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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats

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  • representative image of taxa
    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: J.E. Randall
    Rights: J.E. Randall

Online resources

Australian National Fish Collection Images
Authoritative image
Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Video Page Url, Images
OZ Animals
Reef Life Survey Images
Images, Occurrence record
Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author

Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 1
Commercial_Uses: None, other than trivial captures for aquarium trade
Common_Name: Whitemouth moray;
Depth: (0–12 m)
Diet: Invertebrates, Plankton, Fishes
Distribution: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea to Marquesas and Mangaréva and Ryukyu to Lord Howe Island.
Frequency: 0.141
IUCN_Threat_status: Not assessed
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Max_size: 1.2 m
Range: 3274.482
Threats: No major threats to this species are known

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Gymnothorax meleagris

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Muraena meleagris Shaw & Nodder, 1795 Shaw & Nodder, 1795
Published in: Shaw, G. & Nodder, F.P. 1795. The Naturalist's Miscellany, or coloured figures of natural objects; drawn and described from nature. London Vol. 6 pls 196–230, unnumbered pages

Common Names

Common name Source
Whitemouth Moray
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Guineafowl Moray
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White-mouth Moray
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White-spotted Moray
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Guinea Moray Eel
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Guinefowl Moray
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Painted Moray
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Puhi'onio
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Spotted Eel
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Spotted Moray
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Turkey Moray
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
suprageneric
PISCES
class
ACTINOPTERYGII
subphylum
ELOPOMORPHA
order
ANGUILLIFORMES
family
MURAENIDAE
genus
Gymnothorax
species
Gymnothorax meleagris  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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Name references found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library

Name references found in the TROVE - NLA

Genbank

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