Muraena pavonina Richardson, 1845
Whitespot moray
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
Max. size:  51.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 2 - 60 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: northeastern Brazil and the mid-Atlantic ridge. Eastern Atlantic: Ascension Island.
Biology:  Found in holes and crevices, sometimes among weed. Possibly a protogynous hermaphrodite (Ref. 32169).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 August 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 07.07.97
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 06.08.10

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