Echidna xanthospilos (Bleeker, 1859)
Yellow-spotted moray
Echidna xanthospilos
photo by FAO

Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
Max. size:  75 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Samoa.
Diagnosis:  Description: Characterized by dark brown color with numerous large white or yellow spots on head, body, fins, some with vertically or horizontally elongate shape; body depth at gill opening 13-15 in TL; origin of dorsal fin anterior to gill opening; anus posterior to the middle of body; tail about 1.2 in combined head and trunk; without canine teeth; conical to nodular jaw teeth (Ref. 90102).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 27.08.97
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 23.07.13

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