Image: Lesser Moray, Gymnothorax minor

Lesser Moray, Gymnothorax minor

Underside of a half metre long Lesser Moray caught (and released) on hook and line by Russell Thomson using cooked prawn bait. Russell was fishing at Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour, near the Overseas Passenger Terminal on 7 February 2014.

He took a photograph, which he brought to the Australian Museum for identification.  Our tentative identification was confirmed by moray expert, and frequent Australian Museum visitor, John Pogonoski.

Russell Thomson
© Russell Thomson

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