Check List 20(1): 126-131, doi: 10.15560/20.1.126
Gymnothorax longinquus (Whitley, 1948) (Anguilliformes, Muraenidae), Long Moray: a first record from Malaysia
expand article infoDanial Hariz Zainal Abidin, Siti Azizah Mohd Nor§, Ying Giat Seah|, Mohd Sharol Ali|, Nur Athirah Abdul Latiff|, Tun Nurul Aimi Mat Jaafar|
‡ Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia§ Universiti Malaysia, Kuala Nerus, Malaysia| Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia
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We report the first record of Gymnothorax longinquus (Whitley, 1948), Long Moray, (Anguilliformes, Muraenidae), from the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. A single specimen was collected during a bottom-trawl survey in the exclusive economic zone off Malaysia in the South China Sea. Gymnothorax longinquus was previously recorded from populations in Australia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam. We present detailed morphometric and meristic data, along with brief diagnostic characters.
Distribution, exclusive economic zone, moray-eel, new record, South China Sea