Bartail Moray, Gymnothorax zonipectis Click to enlarge image
A Bartail Moray at a depth of 4 m, Pasar Wajo, Buton Island, Wakatobi National Park, Indonesia, 9 September 2012. Image: Erik Schlögl
© Erik Schlögl

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    zonipectis
    Genus
    Gymnothorax
    Family
    Muraenidae
    Order
    Anguilliformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia

Identification

The Bartail Moray has a dark blotch behind the eye below which is a white area that extends to the rear of the mouth.



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.



References

  1. Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.