Species Details

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Yellow-edged moray   

Common Name: Yellow-edged moray, Yellowmargin Moray
Scientific Name: Gymnothorax flavimarginatus
Local Name: -
Dhivehi Name: -
Animalia  (Kingdom)
Chordata  (Plylum)
Muraenidae  (Family)
Gymnothorax   (Genus)

Yellow-edged moray's description

The yellow-edged moray (Gymnothorax flavimarginatus) is a moray eel of the family Muraenidae.

Short description - Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 0; Vertebrae: 132 - 140. Reddish eyes (Ref. 1602). Color yellowish, densely mottled with dark brown; front of head purplish grey; posterior margins of fins yellow-green; gill opening in a black blotch. Juveniles sometimes bright yellow with brown blotches.

Yellow-edged moray habitat

This species is reef-associated and mostly found along drop-offs (Kuiter and Tonozuka 2001). It occurs in coral or rocky areas of reef flats and protected shorelines to seaward reefs. It feeds on cephalopods (Sommer et al. 1996), fishes, and crustaceans. It most often appears on the reef after a fish has been speared during daylight.

Yellow-edged moray threats

There are no major threats known to affect this species.

Yellow-edged moray's status