Honeycomb Moray Eel (Gymnothorax favagineus) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Honeycomb Moray Eel

The Honeycomb Moray Eel is known by several names around the world, including Leopard Moray Eel, Laced Moray Eel, & Tesellate Moray Eel. These are very attractive eels, due to their pattern and colouration. They're found in many countries' seas in the Indo-Pacific region. Like most Moray Eels, they hunt at night, and hide in crevices during the day with just the front 20-40% of their bodies showing. 

Honeycomb Moray Eel (Gymnothorax favagineus) at Boonsung Wreck, Similan Islands, Thailand
Laced Moray Eel, Tesellate Moray Eel, Leopard Eel or Honeycomb Moray Eel
Credit: Alexander Kiermayer
Honeycomb Moray Eel Gymnothorax favagineus
Scientific Rank
Chordata (Chordates)
Order: Anguilliformes (Eels)
Family: Muraenidae (Muraenidae)
Genus: Gymnothorax (Gymnothorax)
Species: Gymnothorax favagineus
Average Size: 2 metres

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

Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: The Junk
Trip destinations: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck
When: Nov 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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1 year ago
I saw it on Merlin Beach, Phukhet. It was very close to the shore
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2 years ago
I went to Boongsun Wreck in Khao Lak Thailand and there is a lot of these.
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