Seychelles Moray, Anarchias seychellensis Smith 1962


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Summary:
An almost plain brown to mottled brown moray with 3-4 rows of white blotches along the lower part of the head, and a yellow tail tip.

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Dianne J. Bray, Anarchias seychellensis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 15 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/1431

Seychelles Moray, Anarchias seychellensis Smith 1962

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Distribution

Rowley Shoals, Western Australia, and the northern Great Barrier Reef, to Flinders Reef off the Gold Coast, Queensland; also Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Christmas Island, Indian Ocean. Elsewhere, the species occurs in the tropical Indo-west-central Pacific. 
Inhabits exposed reef flats, rocky shores including tide pools.

Species Citation

Anarchias seychellensis Smith, 1962, Ichthyol. Bull. J.L.B. Smith Inst., Grahamstown 23: 429, pl. 53, F. Type locality: Assumption Island, Seychelles. 

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Seychelles Moray, Anarchias seychellensis Smith 1962

References


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.
Allen, G.R. & Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 1994. Fishes of Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin 412: 1-21.


Allen, G.R., Steene, R.C. & Orchard, M. 2007. Fishes of Christmas Island. Christmas Island : Christmas Island Natural History Association 2 edn, 284 pp.

Böhlke, E.B., McCosker, J.E. & Smith, D.G. 1999. Family Muraenidae. pp. 1643-1657 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 3 pp. 1397-2068.

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 PDF Open access

McCosker, J.E. & Stewart, A.L. 2006. Additions to the New Zealand marine eel fauna with the description of a new moray, Anarchias supremus (Teleostei: Muraenidae), and comments on the identity of Gymnothorax griffini Whitley & Phillips. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 36: 83-95.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs.

Smith, J.L.B. 1962. The moray eels of the western Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. Ichthyological Bulletin of the J.L.B. Smith Institute, Grahamstown 23: 421-444 figs 1-6 pls 53-62

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37060022

Depth:0-21 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:29 cm TL

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