Giant Moray Eel

Giant Moray Eel poking its head out of a reef.
Giant Moray Eel
Credit: Peter Guthrie
Giant Moray Eel
Giant Moray Eel
Credit: Isabelle van Meir
Giant Moray Eel
Giant Moray Eel
Credit: Emmy Ahlen
Giant Moray Eel Gymnothorax javanicus
Description

The Giant Moray Eel is the largest & most common of the Moray Eels in the Indo-Pacific region. Although they look scary, they are just forcing water through their gills while resting in the reef. They generally feed on crustaceans at night.

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Subphlum: Olfactores
Subphlum: Vertebrates
Subphlum: Gnathostomata
Class:
Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes (Eels)
Family: Muraenidae (Muraenidae)
Genus: Gymnothorax (Gymnothorax)
Species: Gymnothorax javanicus
Size
Average Size: 2 metres

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