Gymnothorax permistus   (Smith,  1962) (Fish)
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Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service

Size: 370 mm

Color: Head, body and fins with large more or less polygonal black blotches separated by narrow yellowish white interspaces.

Head 8.3, depth of body 18.6, both in total length. Tail slightly longer than head and trunk. Head 2.8 in trunk. Eye diameter 11.5 in head, about 1.9 in snout and 1.6 in interorbital space. Cleft of mouth about 2.8 in head. Anterior nostrils tubular, on either side of tip of snout, posterior nostrils above anterior border of eye with very low rim. Premaxillary with 5 long teeth on each side and 3 larger depressible canines mesially. Maxillary with 12-13 small conical teeth on each side. Mandible with a single series of 16-17 conical teeth on each side, those near the symphysis much larger than others. Single series of short conical teeth on vomer. Origin of dorsal fin midway between rictus and gill opening.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Muraena favaginea Kaup, 1856
Gymnothorax isingteena Bleeker, 1864
Gymnothorax permistus Jones, 1969
Lycodontis favagineus Smith, 1949
Lycodontis permistus Smith, 1962
Muraena (Gymnothorax) favaginea Weber and de Beaufort, 1916

Common Name (s)
• Reticulate Moray (English)
• Kallimalanhi
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA

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 -

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