Muraenesox talabonoides [Status Unaccepted]   (Bleeker,  1853) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 100 cm.

Color: Golden yellow dorsally, whitish ventrally, vertical fins yellowish with a narrow black outer border.

Body elongate, anteriorly sub-cylindrical and postero-laterally compressed. Anal opening in anterior of the total length. Eyes large; posterior nostril large, anterior nostril tubulate. Snout prominent and produced; cleft of mouth extending far behind eyes. Upper jaw longer, separated from rest of snout by a notch, jaws long and slender, armed with numerous powerful canines. Teeth deciduous, externally directed in mandibles. Median fins long, continuous with caudal, anal commencing immediately behind anal opening, ventrals absent, pectorals well developed.

Synonym (s)
Conger talabonoides Bleeker, 1853
Muraenesox talabonoides Bleeker, 1846
Muraenesox talabonoides Gunther, 1870
Muraenesox talabonoides Day, 1878-88
Muraenesox talabonoides Bal and Mohamed, 1957

Common Name (s)
• Common Eel (English)
• Bam (Bengali)
• Velangoo (Tamil)
• Wam (Marathi)
• Pambumeen (Malayalam)
• Indian Pink Eel (English)
• Vam
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Gujarat INDIA
• Maharashtra, Amba Estuary INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Bal, DV and Rao, KV (1984) Marine fisheries Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited 470 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1916) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago A.J. Reprints agency, Karol Bagh, New Delhi 3 455 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Gajbhiye, SN; Mehta, P; Mustafa, S and Nair, VR (1995) A case study on the impact of industrial effluents disposal on the fisheries of Amba river estuary, Maharastra Journal of the Indian Fisheries Association Indian Fisheries Association 25 25-38 Available at -
  • Dholakia, AD (2004) Marine resources Fisheries and aquatic resources of India Daya publishing house 271-303 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Taizhou deep-sea fishing Co Ltd Available at -
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Dominant Fish Groups Occurring in Indian Coasts Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa

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