Needletooth Moray, Uropterygius macrocephalus (Bleeker 1864)

Other Names: Largehead Moray, Largehead Snake Moray, Large-headed Snake Moray, Longhead Moray, Needle-tooth Moray, Snake-moray

Uropterygius macrocephalus from the Marquesas Islands, USNM 409356. Source: Jeffrey T. Williams, Division of Fishes, Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

A robust mottled or variegated greyish-brown to brownish moray with a white to yellowish tail tip, a single brachial pore

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Uropterygius macrocephalus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 26 Nov 2022,

Needletooth Moray, Uropterygius macrocephalus (Bleeker 1864)

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Recorded from the Australian territory of Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean.

Species Citation

Gymnomuraena macrocephalus Bleeker 1864, Nederlandsch Tijdschrift voor de Dierkunde 2: 54. Type locality: Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia.


Bray, D.J. 2017

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37060087

Depth:1-14 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:47 cm TL

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