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Abbott's moray eel
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[Photo] Abbott's Moray Eel (Gymnothorax eurostus). A stout moray eel (Gymnothorax eurostus). Image ID: reef0660, NOAA's Coral Kingdom Collection. Location: Northwest Hawaiian Islands. Source http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/htmls/reef0660.htm Date 2004 July. Author Dr. Dwayne Meadows, NOAA/NMFS/OPR
The Abbott's moray eel, Gymnothorax eurostus, is a moray eel of the family Muraenidae, found in the Indo-Pacific antitropical in distribution. Reported from the Seychelles, but Randall and van Egmond 1994 believe otherwise. Found in the eastern Pacific from Costa Rica and Easter Island, at depths down to 40 m. Its length is up to 60 cm.
The Abbott's moray eel is a shallow-water, inshore reef species, though not often seen.
Coloration is dark purplish brown with small yellow spots which are sparse on the tail.
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