Gymnothorax prasinus (Richardson, 1848)
Yellow moray
Gymnothorax prasinus
photo by Schulz, S.

Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
Max. size:  91.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: New Zealand and southern Australia.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Stays in holes and crevices. Feeds mainly on crabs and fish (Ref. 26966).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 August 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 12.05.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 19.08.03

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