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Accepted name: Muraena helena Linnaeus, 1758

Scientific synonyms and common names

Muraena helena Linnaeus, 1758

Synonyms:

Muraena Helena Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat., ed. X: 244 ('Habitat in Europae, Americae Oceano'). Type lost.
Muraena helena: Brunnichius, 1768: 11, no. 20 Bloch, 1787, 5: 28, pl. 153 Bonnaterre, 1788: 33, pl. 23 (fig. 79) Rafinesque, 1810b: 44, no. 319 Bowdich, 1825: 125 Risso, 1826, 3: 189 Jenyns, 1835: 479 Yarrell, 1836, 2: 406 Lowe, 1841:192 Valenciennes in Cuv. Val., 1842: 318, pl. 109 (fig. 2) Bonaparte, 1845: no. 331 Guichenot, 1850, 5: 114 Gronow, 1854: 18 Kaup, 1856: 55 Yarrell, 1859: 1: 73 Couch, 1865, 4: 335, pl. 237 Günther, 1870, 8: 96 Canestrini, 1875: 203 Moreau, 1881, 3: 575, fig. 209 Day, 1883: 254, pl. 143 Hilgendorf, 1888: 212 Holt, 1897: 89 Richard, 1904: 9, 29; 1905: 5 Pellegrin, 1912: 259 Bouteillier, 1918: 34 Gruvel, 1924: 31 Buen, 1926: 45,164 Gruvel, 1927: 10 Gruvel & Besnard, 1927: 32 Ancona, 1930: pl. 130 (fig. 1) Nobre, 1935: 386 Lavergne, 1937: 438 Poll, 1947: 169, fig. 113 Soljan, 1948: 395 Maul, 1948: 144 Ben-Tuvia, 1953: 9 Albuquerque, 1954-1956: 406 Dieuzeide et al., 1954: 105 Collins, 1954: 14 Zei in Riedl, 1963: 517 Blache, 1967a:179, fig. 1-7 Maurin, 1968: 30, 41, 48, 107 Wheeler, 1969: 226, fig. Tortonese, 1970e: 319, fig. 129A, pl. 5.
Gymnothorax muraena Schneider, 1801, in M. E. Blochii Syst. Ichthyol.: 525.
Muraenophis helena: Lacepède, 1803, 5: 631 Risso, 1810: 366 Dollfus, 1955: 35, 113.
Muraena romana Shaw, 1805, Gen. Zool., 4: 26 (Mediterranean).
Muraenophis fulva Risso, 1810, Ichth. Nice: 367 ('Nice'). Type lost.
Muraena variegata Rafinesque, 1810a, Caratt. Gen. Spec. Sicil.: 67 ('Sicilia').
Muraena punctata Rafinesque, 1810a, Caratt. Gen. Spec. Sicil.: 68 ('Sicilia').
Muraena guttata Risso, 1826, Hist. nat. Eur. merid., 3: 191 (Mediterranean). Type lost.
Muraena guttata: Lowe, 1841:192 Richardson, 1844: 70.
Thyrsoidea augusti Kaup, 1856, Cat. Apod.: 88 ('Madeira'). Type lost.
Limamuraena grittata: Kaup, 1856: 96.
Thyrsoidea atlantica Johnson, 1862a, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond., 10: 168 ('Madeira'). Holobpe: BMNH no. 1862 . 2 . 5 . 2.
Muraena augusti: Günther, 1870: 97 Zugmayer, 1933: 85 Maul, 1948: 144 Albuquerque, 1954-1956: 407 Collins, 1954: 14.
Muraena bettencourti Osorio, 1911, Mems Mus. Bocage: 76, pl. 2 (fig. 2) ('Cabo Verde'). Type lost.
Murenophis augusti: Fowler, 1936: 1214.
Murenophis helena: Fowler, 1936: 317, fig. 49, 1214 Lozano Rey, 1947: 571, pl. 11 (fig. l) Postel, 1959-1960: 149, 250.


Common names:

lamrini [Ar]
lefâa [Ar]
marina [Eg]
mediterranean moray [En]
merina [Tu]
moray [En]
moreia [Pr]
morena mediterranea [Es]
morona [Es]
murena [It]
murena [Iw]
murene de mediterranée [Fr]
murène [Fr]
murina [Hr]
rnodna [Mlt]
smérna [He]

Mediterranean moray (Muraena helena)