Gymnothorax prionodon Ogilby, 1895
Australian mottled moray
Gymnothorax prionodon
photo by Shao, K.T.

 Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
 Max. size:  150 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated
 Distribution:  Western Pacific: southern Japan to the South China Sea (Ref. 559), Australia and New Zealand.
 Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 135-138
 Biology:  Occurs in inshore waters (Ref. 7300). If provoked this species will make a lightning fast bite before retreating (Ref. 30464).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 10.07.96
 Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 04.08.00
 Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 04.08.00

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