Uropterygius marmoratus   (Lacepede,  1803) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Anguilliformes
Family:Muraenidae

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Description
Size: 62 cm SL.

Color: Yellowish to brownish grey, lighter on lower sides of head and trunk; everywhere marbled or with spots of brown, olive or blackish.

Head 9.2-11.5, depth of body 18.6-23.3, both in total length. Tail ½ to 1 ½ length of head longer than head and trunk. Head 3.0-3.8 in trunk. Eye diameter 12-18 in head, 1.8-2.6 in snout and 1.6-2.0 in interorbital space. Cleft of mouth 2.4 to nearly 3 in head. Anterior nostrils tubular, on each side of tip of snout; posterior nostrils in a short tube, above a vertical from the anterior border of pupil. Teeth in jaws in 3 rows, the marginal series of numerous small close set teeth, the two inner series with fewer, longer and depressible teeth; the maxillary encloses numerous longer and depressible teeth; vomerine teeth long, biserial anteriorly, uniserial posteriorly.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.


Synonym (s)
Uropterygius marmoratus Munro, 1955
Gymnomuraena marmorata Lacepede, 1803
(Senior synonym)
Uropterygius marmaratus (Lacepede, 1803)
(Misspelling)

Common Name (s)
• Lafiveng
• Malanhi (Malayalam)
• Slender Conger Eel (English)
• Marbled Moray (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries, Ornamental fish)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Estuarine

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kilttan INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar Island INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2003)
• Lakshadweep, Suheli INDIA (Record: 06/03/1987-01/04/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy Island (Lat: 8.11) (Long: 73.3) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Talwar, PK and Kacker, RK (1984) Commercial sea fishes of India ZSI, Calcutta 997 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rajaram, R; Srinivasan, M; Khan, SA and Kannan, L (2004) Ichthyofaunal diversity of great Nicobar Island, Bay of Bengal Journal of Indian fisheries association 31 13-26 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rajaram, R and Nedumaran, T (2009) Ichthyofaunal diversity in great Nicobar biosphere reserve, Bay of Bengal Journal of Threatened Taxa Wildlife Information Liaison Development Society 1(3) 166-169 Available at - http://threatenedtaxa.org/ZooPrintJournal/2009/March/o198526iii09166-169.pdf
  • Jones, S. (1969) Catalogue of fishes from the Laccadive Archipelago in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute. Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 8 1-35 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/569/1/Bulletin_8.pdf
  • 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 - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8213/1/Bulletin_No_43.pdf
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1959) The fishing industry of Minicoy Island with special reference to the tuna fishery Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Council of Agricultural Research 6 (1) 30-57 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1866/1/Article_04.pdf
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa

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