Uropterygius inornatus Gosline, 1958
Drab snake moray
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Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Uropterygiinae
Max. size:  19 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 8 - 18 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Chagos Islands (Ref. 27307). Pacific Ocean: Moluccas, Marshalls, Gilberts, Tonga, Pitcairn, Oeno, and Hawaiian Islands. Record from Johnston Island in Randall et al. (1985) (Ref. 11013) based on a specimen of Uropterygius xenodontus (Ref. 35990).
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 113-133. Uniform faded tan, ventral head and tail tip paler. Anterior eye with brown border. Lacking vomerine teeth. MVF 116-117-124.
Biology:  Found in reefs and crevices of shallow lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 37816, 58302). Benthic (Ref. 58302).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 19 August 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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