Gymnothorax gracilicauda Jenkins, 1903
Slendertail moray
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
 Max. size:  32 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 6 - 20 m
 Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: Caroline and Mariana Islands to the Hawaiian, Line and Tuamoto Islands; throughout Micronesia. Recently reported from the Cocos Islands (Ref. 9399).
 Biology:  Inhabits corals and rocks of lagoon and seaward reefs. Mottled moray. Benthic (Ref. 58302, 75154). Possibly a protogynous hermaphrodite (Ref. 32169).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 30.10.92
 Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 06.08.10
 Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 19.08.94

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