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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)

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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


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


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

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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


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).;

External References



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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