Gymnothorax fuscomaculatus (Schultz, 1953)
Brown spotted moray
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
 Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range - 25 m
 Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Tuamoto Islands and Fiji (Ref 001602); Philippines, south to Australia (Ref 90102).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 0-0; Vertebrae: 112-122. Pale brown, evenly marked with round, dark brown spots (Ref. 3257). Dorsal fin begins far from the head, closer to the anus. Teeth short and conical. Description: Characterized by body depth at gill opening 14-20 in TL; no canines (Ref. 90102).
 Biology:  Occurs among corals and rubble of seaward reefs. Very secretive (Ref. 9710, 75154). Benthic at 1-22 m (Ref. 58302, 75154).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 30.10.92
 Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 13.08.08
 Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 19.08.94

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