Image: Lord Howe Moray, Gymnothorax annasona

Lord Howe Moray, Gymnothorax annasona

An 80 cm long Lord Howe Moray at a depth of 2 m, Narooma, New South Wales, 29 May 2014.

Rob Richardson
© Rob Richardson


The species occurs in waters of Lord Howe and Norfolk islands and Elizabeth and Middleton reefs. This is probably the first time the species has been photogrphed on the mainland.

Thank you to John Pogonoski for confirming the identification of the fish.


  1. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.

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