Gymnothorax unicolor (Delaroche, 1809)
Brown moray
Gymnothorax unicolor
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
Max. size:  100 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 20 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: southern Portugal to Cape Verde, including the Azores, Madeira and Canary Islands. Also throughout the Mediterranean.
Biology:  Found on shelf, on rocky coasts, rough sand, gravel, crevices, small caves and shadowed zones (Ref. 3256). Feeds on small crabs and gastropods (Ref. 3254).
IUCN Red List Status: (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Papasissi, Christine - 22.10.90
Modified by: Sta. Iglesia, Drina - 19.04.01
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 21.08.94

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