Animal Species:Sieve-Patterned Moray, Gymnothorax cribroris Whitley, 1932
This blotchy patterned moray occurs on coastal reefs and estuaries, often in sheltered, silty waters.
The Sieve-Patterned Moray varies from yellowish to dark brown. It has pale irregular spots. There are dark blotches behind the eyes.
The species grows to about 45 cm in length.
The Sieve-Patterned Moray endemic to Australia, occuring off north-western Western Australia and southern Queensland to the central coast of New South Wales.
Distribution by collection data
It occurs on coastal reefs and estuaries, often in sheltered, silty waters.
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- Castle, P.H.J. in Gomon, M.F., J.C.M. Glover & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 1994. The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. State Print, Adelaide. Pp. 992.
- Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.
- Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. Pp. 433.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology