Fimbriated moray

Gymnothorax fimbriatus

The fimbriated moray also known as darkspotted moray or spot-face moray is a moray eel of the family Muraenidae. It is also considered as a species of xanthareel and has even been given the second scientific name of
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Fimbriated Moray Eel (Gymnothorax fimbriatus) Monument, Lembeh. Fimbriated moray,Geotagged,Gymnothorax fimbriatus,Indonesia,Spring

Appearance

''Gymnothorax fimbriatus'' is a medium-sized moray which can reach a maximum length of 80 cm. Its serpentine in shape body has a white cream to light brown background color dotted with numerous black spots which latter vary in size and shape depending on the individual and maturity. Its head has a tapered snout and it's greenish yellow with black dots, the corners of the mouth are white.
Fimbriated moray - Gymnothorax fimbriatus Air Prang, Lembeh.
This fimbriated moray was covered in a cloud of cardinalfishes. I wonder if they realize they are food at doorstep :-)
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77068/fimbriated_moray_-_gymnothorax_fimbriatus.html Fimbriated moray,Geotagged,Gymnothorax fimbriatus,Indonesia,Spring

Distribution

The spot-face moray is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific area, mainly on the coastal reefs of oceanic islands from Madagascar to Polynesia and from south Japan to New Caledonia.

It lives in protected areas on the outer slopes of coral reefs, top reefs, lagoons and harbors. During the day, it sits sheltered in crevices between 3.3 and 16.5 feet deep.
Say, AHHHH Fimbriated Moray Eel, very common among moray eels, they opens their mouth most of the time, I think to 'breath' Anilao,Batangas,Eel,Fall,Fimbriated moray,Geotagged,Gymnothorax fimbriatus,Moray,Moray Eel,Philippines

Behavior

The fimbriated moray is carnivorous, it leaves its lair at night to actively hunt its preys along the reef.
It feeds mainly on small fish and crustaceans.
Fimbriated Moray Dauin, Sep 2012.
Is a moray eel of the family Muraenidae, found in the Indo-Pacific oceans, around reefs, harbours and small caves, at depths down to 45 meters
Habitat:
It is pale green-yellow in color with black spots on its face and can reach a maximum length of 80 cm. It feeds mainly on small fish. Fall,Fimbriated moray,Geotagged,Gymnothorax fimbriatus,Philippines

Habitat

The spot-face moray is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific area, mainly on the coastal reefs of oceanic islands from Madagascar to Polynesia and from south Japan to New Caledonia.

It lives in protected areas on the outer slopes of coral reefs, top reefs, lagoons and harbors. During the day, it sits sheltered in crevices between 3.3 and 16.5 feet deep.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderAnguilliformes
FamilyMuraenidae
GenusGymnothorax
SpeciesG. fimbriatus