Teleostei (teleosts) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Muraenidae
(Moray eels) > Uropterygiinae
Etymology: Uropterygius: Greek, oura = tail + Greek pterygion = little wing. Fin (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Bleeker.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 56 m (Ref. 1602). Tropical; 16°N - 18°S
Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Line, Marquesan, and Society islands, north to the Mariana (Ref. 33390) and Marshall islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 62.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54980)
Vertebrae: 120 - 121. Mottled brown with prominent white specks especially on the head (Ref. 3257).
Found in crevices of shallow reefs, as well as drop-offs (Ref. 1602). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 30874.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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