Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 47(2): 209-212, doi: 10.3750/AIEP/02182
Notes on yellow-spotted moray eel, Echidna xanthospilos (Actinopterygii: Anguilliformes: Muraenidae), from Great Nicobar Island, India
expand article infoM.P. Goutham-Bharathi, S. Rajendra, C. Raghunathan
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A single specimen of Echidna xanthospilos (Bleeker, 1859) was captured off Great Nicobar Island. This finding represents a new addition to the muraenid fauna of India. This is one of the data-deficient species hitherto known only from five countries in the Indo–Pacific. The specimen is described and illustrated.
fish taxonomy, fish morphology, new record, data-deficient species, Indian Ocean