Spotted Moray Eel GALLERY

Gymnothorax moringa

The second largest species of Moray Eel found in these water. Most often seen are the juveniles that are maybe 2-2.5 feet in length. Adults grow ad long as 4 feet and probably inhabit deeper water. Like other Morays they don't seem to mind being approached. The opening and closing of their mouth is for respiration. I have noticed an increase in the rate of respiration as I move closer so I can only assume it does cause them a bit of stress.
Their nostril tubes are not used for breathing, but for scent tracking.

Read more about the general characteristics of the Moray Eel on the Eels page.

Spotted Moray Eel - Gymnothorax moringa
Spotted Moray Eel - Gymnothorax moringa
Spotted Moray Eel - Gymnothorax moringa
Spotted Moray Eel - Gymnothorax moringa
Spotted Moray Eel - Gymnothorax moringa
Spotted Moray Eel - Gymnothorax moringa
Spotted Moray Eel - Gymnothorax moringa
Spotted Moray Eel - Gymnothorax moringa
Spotted Moray Eel - Gymnothorax moringa
Spotted Moray Eel - Gymnothorax moringa
Spotted Moray Eel - Gymnothorax moringa
Spotted Moray Eel - Gymnothorax moringa
Spotted Moray Eel - Gymnothorax moringa
 

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