Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Depth range based on the 3 known specimens all of which have been collected from rocky bottom. May inhabit deep waters.
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Distribution

Eastern Central Atlantic: Canary Islands (Ref. 40832) and Madeira Island (Ref. 74541).
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Eastern Atlantic: Madeira, Canary Islands.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Vertebrae: 130 - 131
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Size

Max. size

34.7 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 40832))
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Diagnostic Description

Moderately elongate moray with: mottled brown coloration, posterior jaw pores in white spots; dorsal-fin origin before gill openings; four infraorbital pores, one branchial pore; outer teeth serrate, maxillary teeth in two short rows, and vomerine teeth biserial; and mean vertebral formula (MVF) 5-55-130.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 17 - 604 m (Ref. 40832)
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Wikipedia

Canary moray

The Canary moray (Gymnothorax bacalladoi) is a moray eel of the family Muraenidae, found only around the Canary Islands in the eastern central Atlantic, at depths between 17 and 605 m. Its length is up to 35 cm.

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