Gymnothorax flavimarginatusYellow-edged moray | Leopard Eel | Leopard Moray | Speckled Moray
Temperate Africa, Tropical Eastern Pacific, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Black patch above gill opening and bronze-coloured eye. Fine brown speckling or marbling on yellow/cream body - sometimes giving a cappuccino-like appearance. Similar to G. javanicus (giant moray) and G. porphyreus (lowfin moray) but the former with darker eye and greenish tinge to back, and the latter lacking the black gill marking.
Max Size: 240 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 20.1-31.5°C
Habitat Generalization Index: 4.2
Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.
Conservation and Rarity
IUCN Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (2.9% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: Ian Shaw