Gymnothorax nubilus

Grey moray | Cloudy Moray
Gymnothorax nubilus
Gymnothorax nubilus, Lord Howe Is, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Gymnothorax nubilus
Gymnothorax nubilus, Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Gymnothorax nubilus
Gymnothorax nubilus, Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand, Photo: Andrew Green
Gymnothorax nubilus
Gymnothorax nubilus, Lord Howe Island, Australia, Photo: Antonia Cooper
Gymnothorax nubilus
Gymnothorax nubilus, Lord Howe Is, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
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Gymnothorax nubilus
Gymnothorax nubilus
Gymnothorax nubilus
Gymnothorax nubilus
Gymnothorax nubilus

Distribution

Temperate Australasia


Description

Creamy beige head and body with light brown blotches on body. Tail with white margin. White eye with black stripe. Often out in the open.


Information

Max Size: 54 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 15-24.9°C

Depth: 1-40m

Habitat Generalization Index: 2.74

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: Frequent (14.0% 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: extract from RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland