Gymnothorax angusticauda (Weber & de Beaufort, 1916)
Narrowtail moray
photo by Erdmann, M.V.

Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
Max. size:  50.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range - 15 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 143-147. Description: Characterized by greyish brown or tan color; paler on ventral surface of head and trunk; white narrow margins on fins; sensory pores surrounded by white spots on side of jaw; body depth at gill opening 16-20; origin of dorsal fin about midway between corner of mouth and gill opening; anus anterior to middle of body; preanal length 2.1-2.2 in TL; short and conical snout, with rounded anterior profile; single row of jaw teeth with finely serrated edges at side of jaws (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Collected in less than 0.5 m (Ref. 10713). Usually in sand and mud bottoms to at least 15 m (Ref 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 25.07.97
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 23.07.13

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