Goutham-Bharathi M.P., Rajendra S., Raghunathan C. 2017. Notes on yellow-spotted moray eel, Echidna xanthospilos (Actinopterygii: Anguilliformes: Muraenidae), from Great Nicobar Island, India. Acta Ichthyol. Piscat. 47 (2): 209–212.
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