Banded Moray, Black Barred Moray, Rueppell's Moray, Yellow-headed Moray
Gymnothorax rueppelliae, Photo: Graham Edgar
Yellowish-brown top of head. Grey body with faint dark bars. Bars prominent on dorsal fin margin, giving dashed appearance.
Max Size: 80 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 23.7-30.6°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Widespread (100% 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