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  • body & D very wrinkled
    brown, wrinkles - dark
    Gymnothorax angusticeps, Wrinkled moray
  • front light brown + dark mottling
    rear: brown + short, narrow white bars
    margin of tail yellow
    Gymnothorax buroensis, Latticetail moray, Vagrant moray
  • green-brown
    D with few white dots
    Gymnothorax castaneus, Panamic green moray, Chestnut moray
  • body & fins: green or brown + dense white dots
    Gymnothorax dovii, Fine-spotted moray, Speckled moray
  • brown + white spots
    tail spots large (> eye), elongate
    long slender tail
    Gymnothorax equatorialis, Equatorial moray, Spotted moray, Spotted-tail moray
  • head large, wide
    jaws short, wide
    dark + pale lichen-like blotches
    tail tip yellow
    Gymnothorax eurygnathos, Wide-mouth moray
  • yellow + dense brown spotting
    eye orange
    gill opening in black patch
    D&A margin yellow-green
    Gymnothorax flavimarginatus, Yellow-margin moray, Yellow-edged moray
    teeth compressed, serrated
  • green-brown + scattered dark spots
    gill opening in black blotch
  • dark brown, + dense small yellow spots
    Gymnothorax meleagris, Guineafowl moray, White-mouth moray
    inside mouth white
  • yellow-brown, dense fine dark spots
    eye grey to yellow-brown
    gill opening in dark blotch
    D&A margin yellow
    Gymnothorax mordax, California moray
    teeth conical, smooth
  • brown
    eye in dark ring
    Gymnothorax panamensis, Masked moray, Panamic moray
    both jaws: row white dots
  • brown + white spots
    tail spots < eye, round
    tail slender
    Gymnothorax phalarus, Small-spotted moray
  • white + dense black spots
    Gymnothorax pictus, Peppered moray, Paint-spotted moray
  • dense irregular small dark spots
    nostrils & head pores dark
    teeth smooth
    gill opening dark (not black)
  • side head - dark brown stripes
    head, body, D & A: large pale spots
    Gymnothorax serratidens, Sawtooth moray
  • pale + irregular dark meshwork
    Gymnothorax undulatus, Undulated moray
  • slender
    D: high, border black & white
    Gymnothorax verrilli, White-edged moray
    pale brown, finely freckled
    A: white margin