Morphology and Systematic review of Muraenidae in Iranian Museums of the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea’s waters
Hodeis Abbasi Ghadikolaei3, Fereridoon Owfi3, Kamyar Gharra3, Mohammadreza Hayatbakhsh4
1Hodeis Abbasi Ghadikolaei, Ph.D Student, Dept of  Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran. Iran.
2Fereridoon Owfi, Iranian Fisheries Research Organization, International Affairs Office Director, Tehran. Iran
3Kamyar Gharra, The Member Mission of Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO) Tehran,  Iran.
4Mohammadreza Hayatbakhsh, Islamic Azad University Lahijan branch,  Iran
Manuscript received on September 23, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on October 11, 2013. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2013. | PP: 412-417  | Volume-3, Issue-1, October 2013. | Retrieval Number:  A2310103113/2013©BEIESP

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Abstract: Species belonged to Muraenidae family from Anguiliformes order was apart of fish fauna in the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea. These species are economically and (nourishing) ornamentally valuable. This research revising the samples taxonomy and systematic typology of Muraenidae in south coast of Iran such as: Bushehr, Chabahar, Bandar Abbas, Bandar lengeh and the rest from museums, universities and research centers in Iran (Fishing area51) form2007-2008.The whole Ichthyology valid published references in this area were considered. The result showed that: among 27 eels samples 13 samples were in Muraenidae family. Gymnothorax undulateswas a native species in Iranian Sea zone and seven samples as: Gymnothorax sp, Gymnothorax kidako, Gymnothorax phasmatodes, Gymnothorax johnsoni, Rhinomuraena quaestia and Strophidon sathete were identified and reported for the first time in the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea’s waters.
Keywords: Muraenidae, Systematic Review, Persian Gulf, Oman Sea.