Whiteface Moray, Echidna leucotaenia Schultz 1943

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Bray, D.J. 2021, Echidna leucotaenia in Fishes of Australia, accessed 08 Dec 2022, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/5508

Whiteface Moray, Echidna leucotaenia Schultz 1943

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the eastern Indian Ocean. Elsewhere the species is widespread in the Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Line and Tuamoto islands, north to Hawaii.
Commonly inhabits rubble and coral reefs that are subject to considerable wave action, sheltering in reef crevices and cracks.


Feeds on crustaceans.


Bray, D.J. 2021


Catalog of Fishes

Whiteface Moray, Echidna leucotaenia Schultz 1943


Smith, D.G., McCosker, J. & Tighe, K. 2019. Echidna leucotaenia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T195682A2401716. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-1.RLTS.T195682A2401716.en. Accessed on 20 December 2021.

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CAAB Code:37060093

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:0-24 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:75 cm TL

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