Gymnothorax paucivertebralis Allen, Erdmann & Sianipar, 2018
Reticulated moray

Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
Max. size:  22.7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range - 16 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  This species is distinguished by the following characters: small, moderately robust moray with body length noticeably greater than tail length; dorsal fin origin is about level with the gill opening; total vertebral count very low, 101-103. Colouration: in life pale yellow with brown reticulated network and prominent brown banding on dorsal and anal fins, more intense posteriorly (Ref. 123128).
Biology:  The type specimens were captured at night on a sand-rubble bottom adjacent to coral reef at a depth of 16 m (Ref. 123128).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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