Dragon Moray Eel, Enchelycore pardalis Temminck & Schlegel 1846


Other Names: Dragon Moray, Leopard Moray Eel

A Dragon Eel, Enchelycore pardalis, at Izu Ocean Park, Japan. Source: Klaus Stiefel / Flickr. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial

Summary:
A brightly coloured brown to brownish-orange eel with irregular dark brown bars on the body and many dark-edged white spots and blotches and bars - and long tubular anterior nostrils on the snout and long tubular posterior nostrils above the front of the eye.

In the Australian EEZ, known only from Cocos (Keeling) and Christmas islands in the Indian Ocean.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Enchelycore pardalis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 12 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/4926

Dragon Moray Eel, Enchelycore pardalis Temminck & Schlegel 1846

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Distribution

In the Australian EEZ, known only from Cocos (Keeling) and Christmas islands in the Indian Ocean. Inhabits outer reefs, mostly on oceanic islands.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Dragon Moray Eel, Enchelycore pardalis Temminck & Schlegel 1846

References


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

Allen, G.R. & Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 1994. Fishes of Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin 412: 1-21.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37060083

Behaviour:Nocturnal

Depth:15-50 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:92 cm TL

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