Gymnothorax reevesii (Richardson, 1845)
Reeve's moray
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
Max. size:  70 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 55 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 124-132. Description: Characterized by light brown color with 2-3 rows of large dark brown spots on body; sprinkling of smaller irregular dark brown spots on body and fins; body depth at gill opening 10-20 in TL; origin of dorsal fin about equidistant from corner of mouth to gill opening; anus anterior to middle of body; preanal length 2.2-2.3 in TL; single row of teeth in jaws, progressively longer anteriorly; juvenile may have inner row of several longer teeth on side of upper jaw; noticeably raised rim of posterior nostril (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Found in coral and rocky reefs, sometimes in silty conditions, in 3-55 m (Ref 90102). Feeds on fishes (Ref. 89972).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 13.05.94
Modified by: Parakikay, Timothy - 15.11.21

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