Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Muraenidae
(Moray eels) > Uropterygiinae
Etymology: Uropterygius: Greek, oura = tail + Greek pterygion = little wing. Fin (Ref. 45335). More on author: Schultz.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 25 m (Ref. 58302), usually 6 - 12 m (Ref. 37816). Tropical; 28°N - 18°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1602)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Indo-Pacific: Maldives to the Pitcairn group, north to the Hawaiian Islands, southwest to Samoa. Also recorded from Ouvéa Atoll, New Caledonia (Ref. 13236).
Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 30874, 75154), among rubble with algae and invertebrate cover (Ref. 48635, 58302). Benthic (Ref. 58302, 75154). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 30874.
Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00111 (-0.15929 - 0.16151), b=3.06 (2.97 - 3.15), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .