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  Common names: moray (English), morena (Espanol)
 
Gymnomuraena zebra (Shaw, 1797)


Zebra moray



Tail short, ~ 1/3 of TL; teeth close set, molar-like, in 2-3 rows on lower jaw, in continuous pavement on top jaw and on roof of mouth; gill opening a small hole on mid-side; dorsal and anal fully but poorly developed; dorsal fin origin before gill opening; tip of tail blunt with a skin-covered fin.

Brown to nearly blackish with narrow whitish bars.


Size: attains 150 cm, but common to 100 cm.

Habitat: rocky and rubble bottoms.

Depth 1-50 m.

Widespread in the tropical Indo-Pacific from East Africa to the Americas; in the eastern Pacific it occurs in the southwest Gulf of California to Ecuador, and all the oceanic islands.
   

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