Yellow-Margin Moray Eel (Gymnothorax flavimarginatus) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Yellow-Margin Moray Eel

Yellow-Margin Moray Eel (Gymnothorax flavimarginatus) is also known as the Speckled Moray, Leopard Moray and Yellow-Edge Moray. It lives in most of the Indo-Pacific region, and the Red Sea. They are among the larger species of Moray Eels, and grow to more than two metres in length. They feed mostly at night on crustaceans and reef fish.

An adult Yellow-Margin Moray Eel (Gymnothorax flavimarginatus) in Indonesia.
Yellow-Margin Moray Eel (Gymnothorax flavimarginatus) in its crevice during the day time.
Credit: Johan Folmeus
Yellow-Margin Moray Eel Gymnothorax flavimarginatus
Scientific Rank
Chordata (Chordates)
Order: Anguilliformes (Eels)
Family: Muraenidae (Muraenidae)
Genus: Gymnothorax (Gymnothorax)
Species: Gymnothorax flavimarginatus
Average Size: 2 metres

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Stanley Wisely
Stanley Wisely
1 year ago
In Indonesia, we found it on pangandaran too
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Barney Seier
Barney Seier
2 years ago
I have seen Yellow-Margin Moray Eel acouple times at Bangka Island / North Sulawesi
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