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Gymnothorax castaneus (Panamic green moray; Chestnut moray)

Synonyms: Sidera castanea
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Wikipedia Abstract

The panamic green moray eel (Gymnothorax castaneus) is a large moray eel in the Pacific. Common names also include chestnut moray eel. The panamic green moray is found in the Pacific from the Gulf of California to Ecuador, including the Galapagos Islands.It grows to about 1.5 m in length, and is brown to brownish green. It is found near reefs and associated waters between 3 and 36 m deep.
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Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Aluterus scriptus (unicornfish)[1]
Cantherhines dumerilii (Barred filefish)[1]
Chaetodon humeralis (muneca)[1]
Diodon holocanthus (Ajargo)[1]
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)[1]
Holacanthus passer (whitestripe angelfish)[1]
Johnrandallia nigrirostris (Black-nosed butterflyfish)[1]
Pomacanthus zonipectus (Cortez angelfish)[1]
Pseudobalistes naufragium (Stone triggerfish)[1]
Scarus perrico (perrico)[1]
Scarus rubroviolaceus (Redlipped parrot)[1]
Stegastes acapulcoensis (Acapulco major)[1]
Sufflamen verres (brown triggerfish)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Bodianus diplotaenia (Pacific hogfish)13
Carcharhinus melanopterus (Shark)1
Cephalopholis panamensis (Panama graysby)13
Epinephelus labriformis (lateralband grouper)13
Galeocerdo cuvier (Tiger-shark)1
Gymnothorax dovii (Speckled moray)13
Lutjanus argentiventris (yellowtail snapper)13
Lutjanus novemfasciatus (black snapper)13
Lutjanus viridis (Blue-and-gold snapper)13
Novaculichthys taeniourus (clown wrasse)13
Thalassoma grammaticum (Sunset wrasse)13

Predators

Acanthocybium solandri (Wahoo fish)[1]
Carcharhinus leucas (Zambezi shark)[1]
Mycteroperca xenarcha (Broomtail grouper)[1]
Sphyraena ensis (vicuda)[1]
Triaenodon obesus (whitelip reef shark)[1]

Distribution

California Current; Cocos I. Costa Rica; Colombia; Costa Rica; Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Ecuador, including the Galapagos Islands.; Ecuador; El Salvador; Galapagos Islands; Guatemala; Gulf of California; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Southeast; Panama; Peru-Galapagos Waters; Revillagigedo;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Food-Web Structure and Dynamics of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs: Panamá and Galápagos Islands, Peter W. Glynn, Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs, eds. Tim R. McClanahan & George M. Branch, p. 185-208 (2008)
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