Gymnothorax prasinus (Richardson, 1848)
Yellow moray
Green moray,  Brown reef eel,  Green eel,  Green reef eel,  Pettifogger,  Southern green moray,  Sydney green eel,  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.
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:  Known from Byron Bay, N.S.W. to St. Helen's, Tasmania and West Cape Howe to Shark Bay, W.A. (Ref. 7300, 115274).

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

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