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Biology

Collected in less than 0.5 m (Ref. 10713). Usually in sand and mud bottoms to at least 15 m (Ref 90102).
  • Randall, J.E. and D. Golani 1995 Review of the moray eels (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) of the Red Sea. Bull. Mar. Sci. 56(3):849-880. (Ref. 10713)
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Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and Indonesia.
  • Randall, J.E. and D. Golani 1995 Review of the moray eels (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) of the Red Sea. Bull. Mar. Sci. 56(3):849-880. (Ref. 10713)
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Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Vertebrae: 143 - 147
  • Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann 2012 Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research. (Ref. 90102)
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Size

Maximum size: 503 mm SL
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Max. size

50.3 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 10713))
  • Randall, J.E. and D. Golani 1995 Review of the moray eels (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) of the Red Sea. Bull. Mar. Sci. 56(3):849-880. (Ref. 10713)
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Diagnostic Description

Description: Characterized by greyish brown or tan color; paler on ventral surface of head and trunk; white narrow margins on fins; sensory pores surrounded by white spots on side of jaw; body depth at gill opening 16-20; origin of dorsal fin about midway between corner of mouth and gill opening; anus anterior to middle of body; preanal length 2.1-2.2 in TL; short and conical snout, with rounded anterior profile; single row of jaw teeth with finely serrated edges at side of jaws (Ref 90102).
  • Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann 2012 Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research. (Ref. 90102)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine; depth range 15 - ? m (Ref. 90102)
  • Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann 2012 Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research. (Ref. 90102)
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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

Narrowtail moray

The narrowtail moray, Gymnothorax angusticauda, is a moray eel found in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, in the Red Sea, and around Indonesia.[1] It was first named by Weber and de Beaufort in 1916.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Gymnothorax angusticauda at www.fishbase.org.
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