Gymnothorax reticularis   Bloch,  1795 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: Max length 60.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)

Color: Yellowish brown with reticulation, spots, and 14 or 15 dark cross bars, more distinct on tail; dark lines along side of head and throat.

Body strong, muscular, moderately compressed. Anterior nostrils tubular, posterior nostrils simple openings without tubes. Teeth with serrations on their anterior and posterior margins, uiniserial; vomerine teeth (on roof of mouth) in two rows in front, uniserial behind. Dorsal fin originating on head, before gill openings. Anus slightly before midpoint of body; tail about equal to trunk.

Synonym (s)
Gymnothorax reticularis Bloch, 1795
Muraena reticularis Day, 1878
Gymnothorax reticularis Bloch, 1795
(Senior synonym)
Muraena reticularis (Bloch, 1795)
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Reticulated Moray (English)
• Spotted Moray (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Dangers

Habitat:  Demersal
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Fishes and benthic crustaceans


• Kerala INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Off Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.73) (Long: 83.55) INDIA (Record: 04/1989-03/1990) (Depth: 50 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Talwar, PK and Kacker, RK (1984) Commercial sea fishes of India ZSI, Calcutta 997 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Nagabhushanam, AK and Krishnan, S (1993) Observations on the distribution of some of the marine organism inhabiting the inter-tidal zone along the western continental shelf of the Bay of Bengal, with particular reference to the Tamil Nadu coastal strip Records of the Zoological Survey of India 93(3-4) 449-490 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Suppa, M; Suebsin, S; Suri, V and Songsirikul, T (1997) Checklist of fishes in Thailand Office of Environmental Policy and Planning 1-353 Available at - CMFRI, Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Bijukumar, A and Deepthi, GR (2009) Mean trophic index of fish fauna associated with trawl bycatch of Kerala, southwest coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 51(2) 145 - 154 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sujatha, K (1995) Finfish constituents of trawl by-catch off Visakhapatnam Fishery Technology Society of Fisheries Technologists 32(1) 56-60 Available at - NIO, Goa

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