Anarchias galapagensis (Seale, 1940)
Hardtail moray
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Uropterygiinae
Max. size:  17 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 25 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Colombia, including the Galapagos Islands.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Considered one of the smallest morays in the world (Ref. 28023). Benthic on sand and between rocks.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 May 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.07.95
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 27.10.14

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