IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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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.


   

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