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Spotted Moray Eel

Gymnothorax moringa


The spotted moray has a long snake-like body, white or pale yellow in color with small overlapping dark-brown spots. Typical length is around 60 centimeters.


Spotted morays are solitary animals, and are usually seen in holes, with only the head protruding. They are active during the day, feeding at the sea bottom on crustaceans and other fish. The spotted moray is found in the Western Atlantic Ocean from North Carolina and Bermuda to Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.

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The MnMs
The MnMs 11 years ago

Sin duda te contactare. Aun me siento frustrada de que se me rompio la camara y no pude hacer mas fotos, asi que es una buenisima excusa para querer volver a Cozumel y alrededores :-)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 11 years ago

Gracias Marta
Cuando estes por aqui me encantaria bucear contigo, cuenta conmigo te llevare a lugares maravillosos.
Todos tus comentarios, fotos son bienvenidos.

The MnMs
The MnMs 11 years ago

Thanks, Gerardo! I was back in Mexico this September but unfortunately my camera flooded at the second dive and this time I could not bring nice pics. Although I went to see the whale sharks in Holbox instead, and that was very nice. I hope I can contribute with more pics from future trips. I have to search from my Cozumel trip to see if there are more pics that are mine and that I can post here :-)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 11 years ago

Thanks Marta for you wonderful contribution, ID´s and comments.
Welcome to the Caribbean reef fish Mission.

The MnMs
The MnMs 11 years ago

Thanks for the comment, I also like them :-) I was lucky to get a shot of this one right before my batteries died in the middle of that night dive :-)

moralcoral 11 years ago

i love catching moray eels out of their hidy holes! great to see them glide through the environment!

The MnMs
Spotted by
The MnMs

Cancún, Mexico

Spotted on Sep 14, 2011
Submitted on Oct 7, 2011

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