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| Common names: moray (English), morena (Espanol) |
Gymnothorax dovii (Günther, 1870)
Fine-spotted moray, Speckled moray
Moderately robust; head slender and snout pointed; rear nostril not tubular, with a raised rim; teeth of jaws conical, without serrations; 1 row teeth on sides of upper jaw, three longitudinal rows of teeth at front of upper jaw; dorsal and anal fins developed as skin-covered ridges, but relatively tall and distinct; dorsal fin origin on top of head, well in front of gill opening.
Dark brown to greenish-brown, peppered with numerous small white spots .
Size: to 170 cm.
Habitat: rocky reefs.
Depth: 1-70 m.
Lower 2/3 of the Gulf of California to Ecuador and the Revillagigedos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo and the Galapagos.