Gymnothorax tile (Hamilton, 1822)
Indian mud moray
Gymnothorax tile
photo by Hasan, M.E.

Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
Max. size:  60 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine; depth range 1 - 10 m, anadromous?
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: India to Philippines; south to Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 120-130. Body moderately elongate, cylindrical in front, compressed along tail; eyes small; teeth very sharp, more or less in two rows, inner series larger (Ref. 4832). Description: Characterized by body depth at gill opening 16-23 in TL; origin of dorsal fin slightly anterior to gill opening; anus posterior to or near middle of body; conical teeth in two rows on side of upper jaw; three large median premaxillary teeth; vomer with two irregular rows of conical teeth (Ref. 90102). Predorsal vertebra 7-12 (Ref. 92337).
Biology:  Occurs in estuaries and river mouths (Ref. 4832, 48635). Found usually in muddy estuaries, also enters lower portion of rivers, in 1-10 m (Ref 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 August 2011 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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