Giant Moray Eel (Gymnothorax javanicus) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Giant Moray Eel

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.

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
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

No Troubles Just Bubbles' divers who recently saw Giant Moray Eel

Mike
Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: Merdeka 3
Trip destinations: Racha Yai, Racha Noi, Koh Phi Phi
When: Aug 2022
Joel Rajesh
Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: Andaman
Trip destinations: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock
When: Apr 2022

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