Gymnothorax marshallensis (Schultz, 1953)
Marshall Islands moray
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Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
Max. size:  18 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 10 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Caroline, Mariana, and Marshall Islands; OuvĂ©a Atoll in New Caledonia (Ref. 13236).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 0-0. Similar to G. fuscomaculatus but differs by its plain brown coloration.
Biology:  Occurs in coral and rubble of shallow wave-washed reefs.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 17 August 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 18.08.95
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 31.03.15

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