Uropterygius wheeleri Blache, 1967
Jigsaw moray
Uropterygius wheeleri
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Uropterygiinae
Max. size:  54.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Cape Verde, Senegal and islands of the Bay of Biafra.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Occurs in rocky or sandy shallow waters.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 29 January 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 04.06.12
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 22.08.94

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