Uropterygius xenodontus McCosker & Smith, 1997
Black snake moray
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Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Uropterygiinae
Max. size:  53 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 6 - 9 m
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: Coral Sea, American Samoa, the Marshall Islands, and Johnston Islands.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 154-157. Body uniformly gray-brown; laterally compressed, subrectangular in cross-section. Vertical fins restricted to the tail tip; anus at mid-body; one branchial pore (Ref. 27479).
Biology:  Inhabits corals and crevices of shallow lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 37816). Benthic (Ref. 58302).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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