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Gymnothorax dovii (Speckled moray; Finespotted moray)

Synonyms: Muraena dovii
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Wikipedia Abstract

The speckled moray eel (Gymnothorax dovii) is a moray eel found in the eastern Pacific Ocean, around the Galapagos Islands and along the Central American coast from Costa Rica to Colombia. It is also found in the Gulf of California. It reaches a length of about 170 cm.
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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 castaneus (Panamic green 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


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]


Parasitized by 
Lecithochirium taboganus[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo


California Current; Cocos I. Costa Rica; Colombia; Costa Rica; Eastern Pacific: Costa Rica to Colombia, including the Galapagos Islands. Also in the Gulf of California (Ref. 35581).; Ecuador; Galapagos Islands; Gulf of California; Mexico; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Southeast; Panama; Peru-Galapagos Waters;



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)
2Jorrit 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.
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