Gymnothorax bathyphilus Randall & McCosker, 1975
Deep-dwelling moray
Gymnothorax bathyphilus
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
Max. size:  76.4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific: Easter I. and Desventuradas Is. (Ref. 89357).
Diagnosis:  Light yellowish-gray background with irregularly-placed roundish dark blotches. Visible, small black dots of lateral line pores around and behind head.
Biology:  Type specimen taken from a depth of 250 m (Ref. 33021).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 17 August 2011 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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