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Uropterygius inornatus  Gosline, 1958

Drab snake moray
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Muraenidae (Moray eels) > Uropterygiinae
Etymology: Uropterygius: Greek, oura = tail + Greek pterygion = little wing. Fin (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 8 - 18 m (Ref. 35990).   Tropical

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Western Indian Ocean: Chagos Islands (Ref. 27307). Pacific Ocean: Moluccas, Marshalls, Gilberts, Tonga, Pitcairn, Oeno, and Hawaiian Islands. Record from Johnston Island in Randall et al. (1985) (Ref. 11013) based on a specimen of Uropterygius xenodontus (Ref. 35990).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37816)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 113 - 133. Uniform faded tan, ventral head and tail tip paler. Anterior eye with brown border. Lacking vomerine teeth. MVF 116-117-124.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in reefs and crevices of shallow lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 37816, 58302). Benthic (Ref. 58302).

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Böhlke, E.B. and J.E. Randall, 2000. A review of the moray eels (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) of the Hawaiian Islands, with descriptions of two new species. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 150:203-278. (Ref. 35990)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.7 - 29.3, mean 28.1 (based on 1647 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .