Species: Gymnomuraena zebra, Zebra moray
Gymnomuraena zebra (Shaw, 1797)
Tail short, ~ 1/3 of TL; teeth close set, molar-like, in 2-3 rows on lower jaw, in continuous pavement on top jaw and on roof of mouth; gill opening a small hole on mid-side; dorsal and anal fully but poorly developed; dorsal fin origin before gill opening; tip of tail blunt with a skin-covered fin.
Brown to nearly blackish with narrow whitish bars.
Size: attains 150 cm, but common to 100 cm.
Habitat: rocky and rubble bottoms.
Depth 1-50 m.
Widespread in the tropical Indo-Pacific from East Africa to the Americas; the Gulf of California to Ecuador.
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- Marine Only
- Inshore Only
- Water Column Position
- Bottom only
- Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
- Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
- Sand & gravel
- Reef and soft bottom
- Submerged vegetation
- Soft bottom (mud/sand/gravel/beach/estuary/mangrove/seagrass)
- FishBase Habitat
- Reef Associated
- Feeding Group
- Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
- Mobile benthic gastropods/bivalves
- Egg Type
- No data
- Pelagic larva
- Global Endemism
- "Transpacific" (East + Central &/or West Pacific)
- All Pacific (West + Central + East)
- TEP non-endemic
- Indo-Pacific only (Indian + Pacific Oceans)
- All species
- Regional Endemism
- Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) non-endemic
- Island (s)
- Continent + Island (s)
- Eastern Pacific non-endemic
- All species
- Climate Zone
- Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap)
- Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo)
- Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos)
- IUCN Red List
- Not evaluated / Listed
- Not listed
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