Echidna unicolor Schultz, 1953
Unicolor moray
Echidna unicolor
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 5 - 25 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Line, Marquesan, Society and Tuamotu islands, north to the Marshall and Johnston islands; south to Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 0-0; Vertebrae: 122-131. Uniformly tan to light brown with a dark ring around each eye. Description: Characterized by body depth at gill opening 18-25 in TL; origin of dorsal fin about midway between corner of mouth and gill opening; anus anterior to middle of body; without canine teeth; conical to nodular teeth jaw teeth (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Found in shallow lagoon reefs and drop-offs as deep as 25 m (Ref. 1602). Benthic (Ref. 58302). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 30874.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 August 2011 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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