Gymnothorax pictus (Ahl 1789),

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 51

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Gymnothorax pictus (Ahl 1789)


Gymnothorax pictus (Ahl 1789)  — Peppered moray

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Hanover as Muraena picta  by Peters (1877: 850); reported from St. Mathias and New Ireland by Duncker & Mohr (1929: 82). ZMH material.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1.—General distribution: Central Red Sea, East Africa and KwaZulu- Natal ( South Africa) east to Panama, north to Ryukyu Islands and Minami Tori Shima, south to northern Australia to 23°30'S and New Caledonia. Found on shallow reef flats, under rocks or in reef crevices, 0–100 m depth. Marine.