Tiger Moray, <i>Gymnothorax enigmatic</i> Click to enlarge image
Tiger Moray, Gymnothorax enigmaticus Image: J.E. Randall
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Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    enigmaticus
    Genus
    Gymnothorax
    Family
    Muraenidae
    Order
    Anguilliformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
  • Size Range
    It grows to about 58 cm in length.

Introduction

Tiger Morays are whitish, often with darker mottling dorsally. They have 17-21 dark bands that are narrower than the pale interspaces.



Introduction

Tiger Morays are whitish, often with darker mottling dorsally. They have 17-21 dark bands that are narrower than the pale interspaces.

Distribution

The species occurs in shallow tropical Indo-west Pacific waters.

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. 2005. Reef and Shore Fishes of the South Pacific. University of Hawai'i Press. Pp. 707.