Gymnothorax eurostus (Abbott, 1860)

Ho, Hsuan-Ching, Smith, David G., Mccosker, John E., Hibino, Yusuke, Loh, Kar-Hoe, Tighe, Kenneth A. & Shao, Kwang-Tsao, 2015, Annotated checklist of eels (orders Anguilliformes and Saccopharyngiformes) from Taiwan, Zootaxa 4060 (1), pp. 140-189: 155

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4060.1.16

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scientific name

Gymnothorax eurostus (Abbott, 1860)
status

 

Gymnothorax eurostus (Abbott, 1860) 

AAAΟR

Thyrsoidea eurosta Abbott, 1860: 478  (type locality: Hawaiian Islands).

Gymnothorax eurostus (Abbott, 1860)  : Shen et al., 1993: 103; Chen et al., 1994: 50; Chen et al., 1997:appendix 1; Shao et al., 2008: 238; Ho et al., 2010:table 1; Loh et al., in press:table 1.

Gymnothorax meleagris  (not of Shaw, 1795): Chen & Weng, 1967: 20; Shen et al., 1993: 103.

Remarks. A common species is found in coral reef regions around Taiwan. It is similar to G. meleagris  , and the two species have been confused in the past (i.e. Chen & Weng, 1967). In a further complication, Hatooka (2002: 1453) concluded that the holotype of G. meleagris  is actually the species currently known as G. e u ro s t u s. Smith (2012) examined this specimen and found the identification difficult to resolve. Further studies are needed, but we retain the traditional interpretation here.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Actinopterygii

Order

Anguilliformes

Family

Muraenidae

Genus

Gymnothorax

Loc

Gymnothorax eurostus (Abbott, 1860)

Ho, Hsuan-Ching, Smith, David G., Mccosker, John E., Hibino, Yusuke, Loh, Kar-Hoe, Tighe, Kenneth A. & Shao, Kwang-Tsao 2015

2015
Loc

Thyrsoidea eurosta

Abbott 1860: 478

1860
Loc

Gymnothorax eurostus

Abbott 1860

1860