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California Moray (Gymnothorax mordax)

Chordata > Pisces > Actinopterygii > Anguilliformes > Muraenidae

Demersal in shallow reef areas. Length to about 5 feet; probably our most recognizable eel species. Note especially the lack of pectoral and pelvic fins. Baja to Point Conception (3) Common (3) Uncommon in the Channel Islands (4) Marine.

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1. FishBase - Gymnothorax mordax
2. WoRMS - Gymnothorax mordax
3. Guide to the Coastal Marine Fishes of California (Miller and Lea, 1972)
4. Channel Islands National Park Fish Species List

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