Ribbon eel (Rhinomuraena quaesita)

The ribbon eel (Rhinomuraena quaesita), also known as the leaf-nosed moray eel or bernis eel, is a species of moray eel, the only member of the genus Rhinomuraena. What is now known as R. quaesita also includes the former R. amboinensis. R. quaesita was used for blue ribbon eels and R. amboinensis for black ribbon eels, but these are now recognized as the same species. The ribbon eel is found in lagoons and reefs in the Indo-Pacific ocean, ranging from East Africa to southern Japan, Australia and French Polynesia. Although generally placed in the moray eel family Muraenidae, it has several distinctive features leading some to place it in its own family, Rhinomuraenidae. The ribbon eel is a creature bearing a resemblance to a mythical Chinese dragon with a long, thin body and high dorsal fins. The ribbon eel can easily be recognised by its expanded anterior nostrils. Based on observed colour changes, it is generally considered a protandric hermaphrodite (first male, then changing sex to female), although this has yet to be confirmed. Colour change related to sex change is not known from any other moray eel species. The presumed juveniles and subadults are jet black with a yellow dorsal fin, in adult males the black is replaced by blue, and adult females are entirely yellow or yellow with some blue to the posterior. The blue adult males range from 65 to 94 cm (26 to 37 in) in length, while the larger yellow females can reach up to 130 cm (51 in). In captivity, the colour differences are not related to maturity or sex.

Persebaran spesies

Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Tuamoto Islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia and French Polynesia; including Marianas and Marshalls. 130806 0

Sebutan umum dalam berbagai bahasa

Sebutan Negara Bahasa
Sáyuwaanu Carolinian
Bardé Mauritius Creole, French
Muréna ambonská Czech
Muréna nosatá Czech
Trådnæset muræne Denmark Danish
Black leafnosed moray eel Mauritius English
Black ribbon eel Indonesia English
Ribbon eel Australia English
Ribbon eel Christmas I. English
Ribbon eel Indonesia English
Ribbon eel Malaysia English
Ribbon eel Micronesia English
Ribbon eel Papua New Guinea English
Ribbon moray English
Ribbon moray Australia English
Ribbon moray Malaysia English
Ribbon moray United Kingdom English
Ribbon moray USA English
Kollane saurusmureen Estonia Estonian
Lehvikmureen Estonia Estonian
nn Fiji Fijian
Mustanauhamureena Finland Finnish
Murène ruban France French
Rhinomurène bleue Mauritius French
Rhinomurène noire Mauritius French
Hanahige-utsubo Japan Japanese
Belut riben Malaysia Malay (individual language)
Belut-laut riben Malaysia Malay (individual language)
Ular pelangi hitam Indonesia Malay (individual language)
五彩鰻 Taiwan Mandarin Chinese
五彩鳗 China Mandarin Chinese
大口管鼻鱔 China Mandarin Chinese
大口管鼻鳝 China Mandarin Chinese
海龍 Taiwan Mandarin Chinese
海龙 China Mandarin Chinese
蓝体管鼻鳝 China Mandarin Chinese
藍體管鼻鱔 China Mandarin Chinese
黑身管鼻鯙 China Mandarin Chinese
黑身管鼻鯙 Taiwan Mandarin Chinese
Pusi Samoa Samoan
Malibanos Philippines Tagalog
Puhi French Polynesia Tuamotuan


Froese R. & Pauly D. (eds) (2017). FishBase (version Feb 2017). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2017 Annual Checklist (Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds.). Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/annual-checklist/2017. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-884X.

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