Muraena robusta Osório, 1911
Stout moray
Muraena robusta
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
Max. size:  150 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 45 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Namibia, including Cape Verde and probably the islands of the Bay of Biafra. Western Central Atlantic: Colombia (Ref. 5217).
Diagnosis:  Very large, 1.9 m, pattern of large dark spots with dark blotch around gill opening (Ref. 26938).
Biology:  Inhabits shallow water and feeds on crustaceans and fishes (Ref. 3254).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 August 2011 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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