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Gymnothorax vicinus (Purple-mouthed moray eel; Purplemouth moray; Dusky-mouthed moray eel; Dusky-mouthed moray; Deepwater conger; Congo; Brown moray; Brown conger)

Synonyms: Gymnothorax cyanopunctatus; Gymnothorax obscuratus; Gymnothorax versipunctatus; Gymnothorax virescens; Leptocephalus forsstromi; Leptocephalus forströmi; Lycodontis vicinus; Murenophis vicina; Thyrsoidea cormura
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Wikipedia Abstract

The purplemouth moray Gymnothorax vicinus, is a moray eel found in the Atlantic Ocean. It was first named by Francis de Laporte de Castelnau in 1855.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Seaflower Marine Protected Area 15125514 Colombia      

Prey / Diet

Acantholobulus bermudensis (strongtooth mud crab)[1]
Acanthurus bahianus (Shitty trooper)[1]
Acanthurus chirurgus (Doctorfish)[1]
Acanthurus coeruleus (Yellow doctorfish)[1]
Aluterus schoepfii (Tobaccofish)[1]
Calappa ocellata (ocellate box crab)[1]
Carpilius corallinus (batwing coral crab)[1]
Coryrhynchus sidneyi (shortfinger neck crab)[1]
Cyclozodion angustum (nodose box crab)[1]
Domecia acanthophora (elkhorn coral crab)[1]
Epialtus kingsleyi[1]
Epialtus longirostris[1]
Ericerodes gracilipes (unicorn neck crab)[1]
Garthiope barbadensis (prickly mud crab)[1]
Gnathophylloides mineri (squat urchin shrimp)[1]
Hexapanopeus caribbaeus (Caribbean mud crab)[1]
Kyphosus incisor (Yellow sea chub)[1]
Kyphosus sectatrix (Rudderfish)[1]
Micropanope nuttingi (beaded mud crab)[1]
Microphrys antillensis (lobed decorator crab)[1]
Microphrys bicornutus (speck-claw decorator crab)[1]
Microphrys interruptus[1]
Mithraculus cinctimanus (banded clinging crab)[1]
Mithraculus ruber[1]
Mithraculus sculptus (green clinging crab)[1]
Mithrax aculeatus[1]
Mithrax hemphilli[1]
Mithrax holderi[1]
Mithrax spinosissimus (channel clinging crab)[1]
Mithrax verrucosus (paved clinging crab)[1]
Octopus briareus (Caribbean reef octopus)[1]
Octopus vulgaris (common octopus)[1]
Pachycheles riisei (Riise porcelain crab)[1]
Pachygrapsus transversus (mottled shore crab)[1]
Paguristes cadenati (red reef hermit)[1]
Paguristes grayi (Gray's hermit crab)[1]
Paguristes tortugae (bandeye hermit)[1]
Pagurus bonairensis[1]
Pagurus brevidactylus (Hermit crab)[1]
Panopeus occidentalis (furrowed mud crab)[1]
Panulirus argus (Caribbean spiny lobster)[1]
Paraliomera dispar (black coral crab)[1]
Paraliomera longimana (longarm coral crab)[1]
Parapinnixa bouvieri[1]
Parapinnixa hendersoni[1]
Periclimenes pedersoni (Pederson cleaner shrimp)[1]
Petrolisthes galathinus (banded porcelain crab)[1]
Petrolisthes jugosus (redwhite porcelain crab)[1]
Pilumnus diomedeae[1]
Pilumnus gemmatus (tuberculate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus holosericus (roseate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus lacteus (velvet hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus longleyi (studded hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus marshi (quadrate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus pannosus (beaded hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus reticulatus[1]
Pilumnus sayi (spineback hairy crab)[1]
Pitho aculeata (massive urn crab)[1]
Pitho lherminieri (broadback urn crab)[1]
Pitho quadridentata[1]
Pitho sexdentata[1]
Podochela riisei[1]
Scarus coelestinus (Midnight Parrotfish)[1]
Scarus guacamaia (Blue rainbow)[1]
Scarus iseri (Striped parrotfish)[1]
Scarus taeniopterus (Blue chub)[1]
Scarus vetula (Blownose)[1]
Sparisoma aurofrenatum (Black parrot)[1]
Sparisoma chrysopterum (Redtail parrotfish)[1]
Sparisoma radians (Sleep on grass)[1]
Sparisoma rubripinne (Yellowtail parrotfish)[1]
Sparisoma viride (Stoplight parrotfish)[1]
Stenorhynchus seticornis (yellowline arrow crab)[1]
Tozeuma carolinense (arrow shrimp)[1]

Predators

Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Epinephelus guttatus (Rockhind)[1]
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Brachyphallus parvus[2]
Lecithochirium grandiporum[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Indianapolis Zoo
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Newport Aquarium

Distribution

Western Atlantic: Bermuda, southern Florida (USA), and the Bahamas to Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: Azores, Madeira, the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, and islands of Bay of Biafra (Ref. 4450).;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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