Animal Species:Greyface Moray, Gymnothorax thyrsoideus (Richardson, 1845)

The Greyface Moray can be recognised by the light brown colour of its body, its white to purplish snout and silvery white eyes.

Distribution

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Gymnothorax thyrsoideus

Classification

Species:
thyrsoideus
Genus:
Gymnothorax
Order:
Anguilliformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1.  Allen, G.R. & R. Swainston. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 201.(as Siderea thrysoidea)


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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