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Species: Uropterygius versutus, Black-eye snake-moray, Crafty snake-moray, Two-holes snake-moray

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rear nostril: short tube over eye
brown +/- white blotches
D & A on tail
2 pores beforer gill opening

Uropterygius versutus Bussing, 1991

Crafty snake-moray, Two-holes snake-moray, Black-eye snake-moray

Slender, moderately elongate, compressed at rear; tail slightly longer than head & trunk; snout short, ~ conical; eye moderate, over middle of jaws; front nostril tubular; rear nostril a short tube above eye; a pair of minute pores in front of gill opening; pores above & below eye, along lower jaw; gill opening a small slit at ~ mid side; teeth conical, slender, sharp, in 2 rows on jaws, 1 row on roof of mouth;  dorsal & anal fins present as skin covered ridges near tip of tail.

Uniform brown or golden brown, sometimes with irregular whitish blotches on body.

Size: largest specimen, 56 cm.

Habitat: rocky bottoms.

Depth: ranges from tide pools to a depth of 40 m.

The Gulf of California, and Central Mexico to the Galapagos.


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Salinity
  • Marine Only
  • Marine
Inshore/Offshore
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Bottom only
Habitat
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
  • Reef only
  • Rocks
  • Corals
FishBase Habitat
  • Demersal
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • No Data
Diet
  • Mobile benthic worms
  • Mobile benthic gastropods/bivalves
  • No Data
  • Octopus/squid/cuttlefish
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
Egg Type
  • Pelagic larva
  • Pelagic
  • No data
Global Endemism
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
  • All species
  • East Pacific endemic
Regional Endemism
  • TEP endemic
  • Continent
  • All species
  • Island (s)
  • Continent + Island (s)
Residency
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos)
  • Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap)
  • Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo)
IUCN Red List
  • Least concern
  • Listed
CITES
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 56
Depth Range Min
  • 0
Depth Range Max
  • 40