White Eyed Moray Eel (Gymnothorax thyrsoideus) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

White Eyed Moray Eel

Gymnothorax thyrsoideus is known by several names, including the White-Eyed Moray Eel, Grey-Faced Moray Eel, Slender Moray Eel & Freckled Moray Eel. It's smaller than most species, growing up to 70cm. It lives in the Indo-Pacific region and can be found at most depths that recreational scuba divers dive at. Like nearly all morays, these eels spend the day in rock crevices, mouthing water through their gills. Then at night they hunt crustaceans and small reef fish.

A couple of White Eyed Moray Eel (Gymnothorax thyrsoideus) using a crevice for the day.
Two White Eyed Moray Eels (Gymnothorax thyrsoideus) at Richelieu Rock
Credit: Alexander Kiermayer
White Eyed Moray Eel Gymnothorax thyrsoideus
Scientific Rank
Chordata (Chordates)
Order: Anguilliformes (Eels)
Family: Muraenidae (Muraenidae)
Genus: Gymnothorax (Gymnothorax)
Species: Gymnothorax thyrsoideus
Average Size: 50 centimetres

No Troubles Just Bubbles' divers who recently saw White Eyed Moray Eel

Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: Lapat
Trip destinations: Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon
When: Jan 2023
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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