Whitemouth Moray Eel (Gymnothorax meleagris) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Whitemouth Moray Eel

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.

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

Have you ever seen Whitemouth Moray Eel when diving?
Is there anything you would like to add or change about the Whitemouth Moray Eel?
Let us know your thoughts by adding a comment below.
Free Scuba Diver!
T-shirt & wrist band
+ Drybag or Beach towel

We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential for the operation of the site, while others help us to improve this site and the user experience (tracking cookies). You can decide for yourself whether you want to allow cookies or not. Please note that if you reject them, you may not be able to use all the functionalities of the site.