Image: Kidako Moray, Gymnothorax kidako?

Kidako Moray, Gymnothorax kidako?

A moray eel, possibly a Kidako Moray, at a depth of 18 m, North West Solitary Island, New South Wales, 31 August 2011.

Photographer:
Ian Shaw
Rights:
© Ian Shaw

Notes

Thank you to John Pogonoski, CSIRO, for identifying the fish. John stated "As far as I know, this is the first image of a live Kidako Moray from Australia. I think the southern record for the species is Sydney Harbour, New South Wales (an Australian Museum specimen)."

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Kidako Moray, Gymnothorax kidako, Muraenidae, eel, blotches/mottled, > 2m, marine,