Gymnothorax nigromarginatus (Girard, 1858)
Blackedge moray
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Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
Max. size:  99 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 1,400.0 g
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 10 - 100 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: southern Florida to Texas and Yucatan in Mexico, but most common west of Mississippi River Delta.
Diagnosis:  Brown, with small yellow or white spots on body and lower half of fins (Ref. 26938).
Biology:  Abundant in seagrass beds and banks from 10-19 m depth. Rarely found in bays; absent from coral reefs.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 August 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 30.04.15
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 03.08.94

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