Gymnothorax annulatus Smith & Böhlke, 1997
Ringed moray
Gymnothorax annulatus
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
Max. size:  50.1 cm TL (male/unsexed); 44.2 cm TL (female)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 81 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Philippines and Gulf of Thailand.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 124-127. Description: Characterized by white to pale yellow color; 13-14 dark brown bars extending onto dorsal and anal fins; brown spots on head and in pale interspaces on body; body depth at gill opening 14-20; origin of dorsal fin above or slightly anterior to gill opening; anus anterior to middle of body; preanal length 2.2-2.3 in TL; short and conical snout, rounded anterior profile; single row of teeth on side of upper jaw (smaller individuals with inner row of 1-3 large teeth); finely serrate teeth on basal half (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 15.12.98
Modified by: Ortañez, Auda Kareen - 23.07.13

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