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Halimuraena shakai  Winterbottom, 1978

Zulu snakelet
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks) > Congrogadinae
Etymology: Halimuraena: Greek, als, alis = salt + Latin, muraena = morey eel (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Winterbottom.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 12 - 15 m (Ref. 4395), usually 12 - 15 m (Ref. 4395).   Tropical; 10°S - 29°S

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Western Indian Ocean: South Africa, Comoros, and Mauritius.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4395)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 45-50; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 36 - 40. Shoulder without the ocellated spot. Anterior interorbital pore absent. Preopercular canal with 6 pores. No scales on cheeks, opercles and nape. Gill membranes fused ventrally and free from isthmus.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Known from limestone and coral reefs.

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Winterbottom, R., 1985. Revision and vicariance biogeography of the subfamily Congrogadidae (Pisces: Perciformes: Pseudochromidae). Indo-Pac. Fish. (9):34 p. (Ref. 531)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.9 - 27.6, mean 26.6 (based on 173 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.61 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .