Snowflake moray

The snowflake moray eel is a very commonly kept saltwater eel.

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The Snowflake moray lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 1 - 48 m , usually - 10 m environment.

The snowflake moray, Echidna nebulosa, is a moray eel of the family Muraenidae, found in the Indo-Pacific oceans and throughout Micronesia. More

The Snowflake Moray Eel is a tropical eel that's commonly kept in the home aquarium. They are very hardy and disease-resistant. In the wild, they are found near Hawaii and other Pacific islands and can grow up to 85-90 cm. More

The Snowflake Moray is a predatory carnivore that waits in its cave for food to pass by. Meaty foods such as beefheart and fish meat are appreciated, although it will usually accept prepared fish foods. More

The Snowflake moray eel is one of the most commonly available morays and one of the most suitable species to keep in aquariums. It grows smaller than most other morays and only seldom eats fish. More

snowflake moray eel is not recommended for everyone. These Moray Eels can get very large (24 inches, 61 cm) and are very good at escaping from the tank. More

The Snowflake Moray Eel is a large fish with the famous snake-like body exclusive to Eels. It features no pectoral or pelvic fins, but has an extremely strong body that it uses to swim through the water like a snake does on land. More

The Snowflake Moray is white with black blotches that are peppered with yellow dots. This is one of the most popular morays in the aquarium trade. More

Snowflake Moray Eel is safe to house with any fish it cannot easily swallow. It can be housed with some invertebrates, like anemones and corals, but not crustaceans. The wild Snowflake Moray is a nocturnal predator, ambushing fish and crustaceans. More

The Snowflake Moray is one of the most popular eels in saltwater aquariums. This is due to its beauty, smaller maximum size, and reputation of being less aggressive than other moray eels. The Snowflake Eel is very hardy, and can be kept with other eels. More

Notes: The Snowflake Moray Eel is actually very docile and can be kept in a peaceful community aquarium, however it can also thrive in an aggressive predator tank. Make sure to provide it with a cave where it can hide. More

little not to recommend the Snowflake Moray, should you be in the mood. Bibliography/Further Reading: Echidna nebulosa Axelrod, H.R., Burgess, W.E. & R.E. Hunziker III. 1990. Atlas of Aquarium Fishes, Vol. 1 Marine Fish. T.F.H. Publ. Inc., N.J.. More

Common names

Abu Jineh in Arabic (‫العربية)
Ahas-dagat in Tagalog
Ai'aiuga in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Anguille morel grise in Creole, French
Anguille morel grise in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Asfan in Arabic (‫العربية)
Barason in Bikol
Bircaca in Ilokano
Bircaca in Pangasinan
Blompaling in Afrikaans
bonu dakudakulauci in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Bosch' moray eel in English
Bosch's moray in English
Bosch's reef-eel in English
Cá Chình bông in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Clouded eel in English
Clouded moray in English
Clouded reef eel in English
Echidna nebulosa in Catalan (Català)
Floral moray in English
Hagman-lisadso in Marshall
Hagman-lisadso in Marshallese (Kajin M̧ajeļ)
Igat in Tagalog
Indang in Tagalog
Indang in Visayan
Kal in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Kal in Somali (Soomaaliga)
Kumo-utsubo in Japanese (日本語)
Malanhi in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Mkunga in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Mkunga-chui in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Moray in English
Moreia estrelada in Portuguese (Português)
Moreia-estrelada in Portuguese (Português)
Morena in sp
Morena estrellada in Spanish (español)
Morena estriada in Spanish (español)
Mouveng in Mahl
Muréna boschova in Czech (česky)
Muréna hvězdovitá in Czech (česky)
Murène à fleurs in French (français)
Murène Ètoilée in French (français)
Muria karang in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Nebulous moray eel in English
Ogdok in Tagalog
Ogdok in Visayan
Pabukang benhe in Cebuano
Panangitan in Bikol
Payangitan in Tagalog
Posau in Gela
Puhi in Other
Puhi in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Pūhi-kāpā in Hawaiian
Pulli gal-gulla in Sinhalese (සිංහල)
Saulinga-pam in Telugu (తెలుగు)
Semis in English
Semis in Kosraean
Snefnugmuræne in Danish (dansk)
Snowflake eel in English
Snowflake moray in English
Snowflake moray in Unknown
Starry eel in English
starry moray in English
starry moray in Ilokano
Stjärnmuräna in Swedish (Svenska)
Stjernehimmel-muræne in Danish (dansk)
Tähtimureena in Finnish (suomen kieli)
white moray in English
Zebra moray in English
సొలింగ పామ్  in Telugu (తెలుగు)
മലഞ്ഞി in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
മാലഞി in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
云纹蛇鳝(云纹海鳝) in Mandarin Chinese
星带蝮鯙 in Mandarin Chinese
星帶蝮鯙 in Mandarin Chinese
波氏裸胸鱔 in Mandarin Chinese
波氏裸胸鳝 in Mandarin Chinese
薯鰻 in Mandarin Chinese
薯鳗 in Mandarin Chinese
虎鰻 in Mandarin Chinese
虎鳗 in Mandarin Chinese
錢鰻 in Mandarin Chinese
钱鳗 in Mandarin Chinese
雲紋蛇鱔(雲紋海鱔) in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Anguilliformes
Family : Muraenidae
Genus : Echidna
Species : Echidna nebulosa
Authority : Ahl, 1789