Gymnothorax ypsilon Hatooka & Randall, 1992
Y-bar moray
photo by Chen, H.M./Loh, K.H.

 Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
 Max. size:  89 cm TL (male/unsexed); 77.6 cm TL (female)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 120 - 185 m
 Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: southern Japan and the Hawaiian Islands.
 Diagnosis:  Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 151-154; Vertebrae: 141-153. A species of Gymnothorax of moderate length. Dorsal fin moderately high, its origin before gill opening. Anus before mid-body. Jaw teeth sharp and uniserial. Body creamy light brown with 26-35 distinct, narrow, dark crossbars extending onto fins (some bars on most specimens Y-shaped). Anterior part of head uniformly light brown. Anal fin with a white margin (Ref. 10659). MVF 5-56-149 (Ref. 35990).
 Biology:  Benthic (Ref. 58302).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 22.01.02
 Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 05.06.07

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