Gymnothorax randalli Smith & Böhlke, 1997
Randall's moray
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
Max. size:  36.3 cm TL (female)
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 22 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Red Sea (Egypt) , India and Indonesia (Ref 90102).
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 124-130. Description: Characterized by whitish color with 35-39 pairs of irregular dorsoventral spots; densely spotted head and upper part of body; larger spots dorsally; body depth at gill opening 20-25 in TL; origin of dorsal fin above or anterior to gill opening; anus anterior to middle of body; preanal length 2.2-2.3 in TL; single row of teeth on side of upper jaw, small conical teeth posteriorly with inner row of 2-3 canines; about six canines on each side of front of upper jaw; medial row of three canines (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 18 August 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 15.12.98
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 25.02.15

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