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Irregular shaped yellow to white spots cover a dark brown body. Some individuals also have small black spots. The body colour gets darker further away from the head due to the presence of more markings. As with all moray species the Abbott’s Moray can be found with the head slightly visible at the entrance to a crevice, mouth open showing rows of white pointed teeth and the remainder of the body tucked well inside.
Length: Up to 55 cm
Crevices in shallow inshore reefs; 0-50 m depth
In New South Wales, log if spotted in Solitary Islands and south
Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.
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