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Honeycomb moray eel

Gymnothorax favagineus


The honeycomb moray or laced moray is also known as the leopard moray or tesselate moray. They can grow up to 3m long and are quite imposing when encountered underwater. Although they have an aggressive demeanor they are actually docile and nonthreatening, unlike some of the smaller species.


Deep reef, 35m at Sodwana Bay, South Africa. Third spotting taken at 25-28m on deeper reef at Inhambane, Mozambique


They are often found at the cleaning stations on the reef where the cleaner shrimps will be removing parasites.

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uMhlabuyalingana Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Spotted on Jun 17, 2007
Submitted on Jun 17, 2013

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