Whitemouth Moray Eel

Whitemouth Moray Eel (Gymnothorax meleagris) hiding most of its body in the reef during the day. Whitemouth Moray Eel (Gymnothorax meleagris) hiding most of its body in the reef during the day.
Whitemouth Moray Eel (Gymnothorax meleagris) peeping out of the reef during the day.

Credit: Emmy Ahlen

Whitemouth Moray Eel Gymnothorax meleagris
Description

The Whitemouth Moray Eel is also known as the Guineafowl Moray or Turkey Moray. It's a medium-size moray eel, sometimes growing to more than one metre in length. It lives in areas all over the Indo-Pcific region. It feeds at night, using its keen sense of smell more than its poor eyesight.

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes (Eels)
Family: Muraenidae (Muraenidae)
Genus: Gymnothorax (Gymnothorax)
Species: Gymnothorax meleagris
Size
Average Size: 1 metre

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