Gymnothorax pseudothyrsoidea   (non Bleeker,  1852) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service

Size: 870 mm

Color: Uniform brown or brownish, reticulated with white or yellow lines.

Head 7-8, depth of body 14-20, both in total length. Head 2.5-2.9 in trunk. Eye diameter nearer to tip of snout than to angle of mouth, 8-12 in head, 1.7-2.0 in head and about 1.4 in interorbital space. Cleft of mouth 2.1-2.3 in head. Origin of dorsal fin before a level from gill openings. A single series of compressed teeth on maxillary; a series of 10-12 teeth on intermaxillary and 3 mesial canines; a single series of teeth on mandible except at symphysis where teeth are irregularly biserial; a single series of teeth on vomer.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Muraena pseudothyrsoidea Bleeker, 1852
Muraena (Gymnothorax) pseudothyrsoidea Weber and de Beaufort, 1916
Gymnothorax pseudothyrsoidea Munro, 1955

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Ornamental fish)

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA (Record: 05/01/1987-06/02/1987)

Literature Source(s)
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1980) Fishes of the Laccadive Archipelago The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service, Trivandrum, Kerala 760 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Kumaran, M; Murty, VS and Lalmohan, RS (1989) Resources of ornamental fishes Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 46-64 Available at -

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