Geometric Moray Eel (Gymnothorax griseus) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving
Geometric Moray Eel (Gymnothorax griseus) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Geometric Moray Eel

The Geometric Moray Eel is the most-common eel in Egypt's Red Sea, and it is also found in the western Indian Ocean. They inhabit areas dived by recreational scuba divers (5-40 metres) and hunt at night. During the day they hide most of their bodies in caverns in the reef, mouthing water to maintain oxygen flow. Therefore, they're easy to spot, and nice to photograph. Although they appear aggressive, if given space they are harmless to humans.

Geometric Moray Eel swimming
A Geometric Moray Eel in Egypt
Credit: Aida Karamesic
Geometric Moray Eel Gymnothorax griseus
Scientific Rank
Chordata (Chordates)
Order: Anguilliformes (Eels)
Family: Muraenidae (Muraenidae)
Genus: Gymnothorax (Gymnothorax)
Species: Gymnothorax griseus
Average Size: 50 centimetres

Geometric Moray Eel - Where Can You Find Them When Scuba diving?


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