Gymnothorax bacalladoi Böhlke & Brito, 1987
Canary moray
Gymnothorax bacalladoi
photo by Hernández-González, C.L.

Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
Max. size:  34.7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 17 - 604 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Atlantic: Canary Islands (Ref. 40832); Madeira Island (Ref. 74541); and Cape Verde (Ref. 94080).
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 130-131. Moderately elongate moray with: mottled brown coloration, posterior jaw pores in white spots; dorsal-fin origin before gill openings; four infraorbital pores, one branchial pore; outer teeth serrate, maxillary teeth in two short rows, and vomerine teeth biserial; and mean vertebral formula (MVF) 5-55-130.
Biology:  Depth range based on the 3 known specimens all of which have been collected from rocky bottom. May inhabit deep waters.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 17 August 2011 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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