Gymnothorax cephalospilus Böhlke & McCosker, 2001
Head-spot moray
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Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
Max. size:  20.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 125 - 134 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: eastern and western Australia.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 142-146. A small, slender, dark brown moray with contrasting eye-sized white spots on head; spots fewer toward anus, very few or lacking on tail; anus at midbody, preanal length 2.0 in TL; depth at gill opening 18-22 in TL; head 8.2-9.3 in TL; teeth stout, no long canines; MVF 6-64-145.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 17 August 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 16.01.02
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 16.06.08

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