Lipspot Moray, Textile Moray, White-lipped Reef Eel
Gymnothorax chilospilus, Solitary Islands, New South Wales, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Gymnothorax chilospilus, Lord Howe Is, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Temperate Africa, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Light spots on head, usually with light patch on the upper section of lower jaw near the corner of the mouth. Otherwise variable in colour, including nearly all brown, or dark brown bars and blotches on reddish background.
Max Size: 51 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 21.6-30.5°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (17% 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