Enchelycore octaviana (Myers & Wade, 1941)
Slenderjaw moray
Enchelycore octaviana
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
Max. size:  91 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 2 - 40 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Peru.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Lives between rocks, boulder strewn areas and walls. Lurks in holes, crevices and dark recesses during the day; forage in the open at night. Constantly opens and closes its mouth-an action required for respiration-not a threat (Ref. 5227).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 May 2007 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.07.95
Modified by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 29.10.14

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