Anarchias galapagensis (Seale, 1940)
Hardtail moray
Anarchias galapagensis
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Uropterygiinae
Max. size:  17 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range - 25 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Colombia, including the Galapagos Islands.
Biology:  Considered one of the smallest morays in the world (Ref. 28023). Benthic on sand and between rocks.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 May 2007 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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