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Gymnothorax maderensis
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Gymnothorax tile
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Muraenidae
Genus: Gymnothorax
Bloch, 1795

Gymnothorax is a genus of moray eels in the family Muraenidae.


Gymnothorax conspersus
Gymnothorax kolpos
Gymnothorax rueppelliae
Gymnothorax saxicola
Gymnothorax vicinus

There are currently 125 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Prokofiev, A.M. (2010). "Two New Species of Fishes from Families Muraenidae (Anguilliformes) and Mugiloididae (Perciformes) from the Waters of Vietnam". Journal of Ichthyology, 50 (8): 580–589. 
  2. ^ Loh, K.-H., Shao, K.-T. & Chen, H.-M. (2011): Gymnothorax melanosomatus, a new moray eel (Teleostei: Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) from southeastern Taiwan. Zootaxa, 3134: 43–52.
  3. ^ Ray, D., Mohapatra, A. & Smith, D.G. (2015): A new species of Short Brown Unpatterned Moray Eel of the Genus Gymnothorax (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) from the Bay of Bengal. Zootaxa 4027 (1): 140–144.
  4. ^ Loh, K.-H., Shao, K.-T., Ho, H.-C., Lim, P.-E. & Chen, H.-M. (2015). "A new species of moray eel (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) from Taiwan, with comments on related elongate unpatterned species" (PDF). Zootaxa, 4060 (1): 30–40.