Lord Howe Moray, Gymnothorax annasona Whitley 1937

Other Names: Lord Howe Island Moray

A Lord Howe Moray, Gymnothorax annasona, at Lord Howe Island, 24 February 2014. Source: John Turnbull / Flickr. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

A mottled yellowish moray with a pale greyish head, and often a white margin on the vertical fins.

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Lord Howe Moray, Gymnothorax annasona Whitley 1937

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Endemic to the Australian EEZ - known from southern New South Wales, the Lord Howe Island region and Norfolk Island in the Tasman Sea.

Similar Species

The Stout Moray, Gymnothorax eurostus, which also occurs at Lord Howe and Norfolk islands differs in having a yellowish head.

Species Citation

Gymnothorax flavimarginatus annasona Whitley 1937, Aust. Zool. 8(4): 220. Type locality: Middleton Reef, South Pacific.  


Bray, D.J.


Australian Faunal Directory

Lord Howe Moray, Gymnothorax annasona Whitley 1937


Böhlke, E.B. & McCosker, J.E. 2001. The moray eels of Australia and New Zealand, with the description of two new species (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae). Records of the Australian Museum 53: 71-102 figs 1-10.

Francis, M.P. 1993. Checklist of the coastal fishes of Lord Howe, Norfolk, and Kermadec Islands, Southwest Pacific Ocean. Pacific Science 47(2): 136-170. 

Whitley, G.P. 1937. The Middleton and Elizabeth Reefs, South Pacific Ocean. The Australian Zoologist 8(4): 199-231 figs 13-14

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37060064

Depth:0-30 m

Max Size:65 cm TL

Max Size:Reef associated

Native:Endemic (AUS EEZ)

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