Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Anguilliformes > Family: Muraenidae > Genus: Muraena > Species: Muraena helena

Marbled moray - Muraena helena Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5736

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.


Not evaluated


Least Concern


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Marbled moray English Fishbase
Marina Maltese Fishbase
Mediterranean moray English Fishbase
Merina Turkish Fishbase
Mërinë Albanian Fishbase
Mittelmeermurane German Fishbase
Moreia Portuguese Fishbase
Moreia-preta Portuguese Fishbase
Morena Spanish Fishbase
Morena mediterránea Spanish Fishbase
Morina Maltese Fishbase
Mourena French Fishbase
Mrina Serbian Fishbase
Muräna Swedish Fishbase
Muräne German Fishbase
Mureena Finnish Fishbase
Murena French Fishbase
Múrena Icelandic Fishbase
Murena Italian Fishbase
Murena Spanish Fishbase
Murena sródziemnomorska Polish Fishbase
Murene Dutch Fishbase
Murène French Fishbase
Murene Norwegian Fishbase
Murène de la Méditerranée French Fishbase
Murina Maltese Fishbase
Murry English Fishbase
Muræne Danish Fishbase
Smérna Greek Fishbase
Synonym Author
Muraenophis helena (Linnaeus, 1758)
Gymnothorax muraena Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Muraena romana Shaw, 1803
Muraenophis fulva Risso, 1810
Muraena variegata Rafinesque, 1810
Muraena punctata Rafinesque, 1810
Muraena guttata Risso, 1827
Thryrsoidea augusti Kaup, 1856
Limamuraena guttata (Risso, 1827)
Thyrsoidea atlantica Johnson, 1862
Muraena augusti (Kaup, 1856)
Muraena bettencourti Osório, 1911
Murenophis augusti (Kaup, 1856)
Murenophis bettencourti (Osório, 1911)
Muraenophis bettencourti (Osório, 1911)

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WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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