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  Common names: moray (English), morena (Espanol)
 
Gymnothorax eurygnathos Bohlke, 2001

Wide-mouth moray


Body stout, cylindrical; head large and broad (~ 14% of TL); snout short; jaws short and wide; teeth short, stout, triangular, serrated on both sides, partly in two rows on jaws; thorax swollen; origin of dorsal fin about over large gill opening; tail short (~ 42 % of TL).

Dark brown with pale brown to yellowish lichen-like blotches dispersed over body and dorsal and anal fins, smaller blotches densely covering entire head; tip of tail yellowish.


Reaches: 47 cm.

Habitat: soft bottoms.

Depth: 30-400 m.

Eastern Gulf of California to El Salvador.
   

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