Muraena nigra [Status Unaccepted]   Risso,  1810 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Color: uniformly black.

Eyes situated nearer to the snout than to the angle of the mouth. Eyes are small, diameter half that of the snout. Anterior tubular nostril is of moderate length. Gills-opening is as wide. Teeth are biserial, except in the mandible where there are 3 rows in some places. All the teeth are obtuse except the inner maxillary row, which are pointed and finer than the outer row. Premaxillary and vomerine teeth are of equal size and with globular heads.

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• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Muraenidae-Eel Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa

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