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Giant moray (Gymnothorax javanicus), Similan Island National Park, Thailand

The giant moray is a species of moray eel found at reefs in the Indo-Pacific. In terms of body mass, it is the largest moray eel. The giant moray is widespread in the Indo-Pacific region. It is found in lagoons and seaward reefs. As the name suggests, this is a large eel, reaching up to 3 m in length and 30 kg in weight. While juveniles are tan in colour with large black spots, adults have black specks that grade into leopard-like spots behind the head and a black area surrounding the gill opening. The giant moray mainly feeds on fish and crustacean.

Year: 2015

From album: Coastal Environments and Biodiversity

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: biodiversity Environments fauna Ocean Wildlife water

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