Overview

Distribution

Victoria, Australia.
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Eastern Indian Ocean: Victoria, Australia.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Vertebrae: 151
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Size

Max. size

88.2 cm TL (female)
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Diagnostic Description

A large brown moray with tapering tail; anus behind midbody; preanal length 1.8 in TL; head moderate, 8.5 in TL; depth at gill opening 18 in TL; teeth uniserial, few and highly serrated, no median intermaxillary or vomerine teeth; MVF 6-68-151.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine
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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

Southern moray eel

The southern moray (Gymnothorax austrinus) is a moray eel found in the eastern Indian Ocean, around Victoria, Australia. It was first named by Böhlke and McCosker in 2001.[1] It lives in moderate-temperature, marine habitat; it is a demersal fish. The maximum length discovered was a female at 88.2 cm long.[2] [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fishbase, Fishbase. "Southern moray". Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.wolframalpha.com/entities/species/southern_moray/kq/hr/ww/
  3. ^ Victoria, Museum. "Southern moray eel". Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
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