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: Emmy Ahlen
Giant Moray Eel Gymnothorax javanicus
Scientific Rank
Chordata (Chordates)
Subphlum: Olfactores
Subphlum: Vertebrates
Subphlum: Gnathostomata
Order: Anguilliformes (Eels)
Family: Muraenidae (Muraenidae)
Genus: Gymnothorax (Gymnothorax)
Species: Gymnothorax javanicus
Average Size: 2 metres

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