Echidna nocturna (Cope, 1872)
Palenose moray
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
Max. size:  71 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 30 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Peru, including the Galapagos Islands.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Lives between rocks in littoral pools. Not frequently seen. Feeds on crabs, lobsters and mollusks and possibly on other soft-bodied invertebrates and fishes (Ref. 28023).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 May 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 20.08.93
Modified by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 08.09.14
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.07.95

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