Gymnothorax maderensis (Johnson, 1862)
Sharktooth moray
photo by FAO

Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
Max. size:  100 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 85 - 200 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Madeira and Benin. Western Atlantic: Bermuda and the West Indies. North Carolina, USA (Ref. 26938).
Diagnosis:  Large, blunt snout, head dusky, prominent white margins on fins (Ref. 26938).
Biology:  Occurs on shelf, rocks and deep coral zones (Ref. 3256).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 17 August 2011 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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