Gymnothorax berndti Snyder, 1904
Y-patterned moray
Gymnothorax berndti
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
 Max. size:  100 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 30 - 303 m
 Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Maldives (Ref. 11303) and Mauritius (Ref. 58078). Pacific Ocean: Taiwan to New Zealand, east to Hawaii.
 Diagnosis:  Pale grey color with y-patterns along entire body (Ref. 30404).
 Biology:  Benthic (Ref. 58302). Rare species (Ref. 30404). Prefers rock and sponge areas (Ref. 30404). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 30404.
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 20.02.93
 Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 04.06.07
 Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 18.03.94

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