Gymnothorax maderensis (Johnson, 1862)
Sharktooth moray
photo by FAO

 Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
 Max. size:  100 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 85 - 200 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Madeira and Benin. Western Atlantic: Bermuda and the West Indies. North Carolina, USA (Ref. 26938).
 Diagnosis:  Large, blunt snout, head dusky, prominent white margins on fins (Ref. 26938).
 Biology:  Occurs on shelf, rocks and deep coral zones (Ref. 3256).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 06.03.94
 Modified by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 13.05.98
 Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 21.08.94

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