Ribbon Eel (Rhinomuraena quaesita) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Ribbon Eel

Ribbon Eels (Rhinomuraena quaesita) are members of the moray eel family. They are all borm male (and black in colour) then change to blue, then finally yellow (and female). Sightings of yellow ribbon eels are rare because this stage is the final one month of their life. 

Ribbon eel with its head protruding from the reef during the day
Ribbon Eel (Rhinomuraena quaesita)
Credit: Johan Folmeus
Adult Ribbon Eel  (Rhinomuraena quaesita)
Ribbon eel adult at a reef (Rhinomuraena quaesita)
Ribbon Eel Rhinomuraena quaesita
Scientific Rank
Chordata (Chordates)
Order: Anguilliformes (Eels)
Family: Muraenidae (Muraenidae)
Genus: Rhinomuraena (Rhinomuraena)
Species: Rhinomuraena quaesita
Average Size: 1 metre

Previous Customer Who have Spotted Ribbon Eel

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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