Blackcheek moray

The Blackcheek moray lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 4 - 40 m , usually - 20 m environment.

The blackcheek moray is known from the Comoro Islands, Sodwana Bay (where this photo was taken), Mozambique, Seychelles, Maldives, Chagos, and at islands in the eastern central Pacific region. More

blackcheek moray (Gymnothorax breedeni) was trying to hide behind the green twigs. Directly behind the tree coral, the reef develops impressive structures, and huge boulders and walls create perfect hiding places for all sorts of fish and other creatures. More

Common names

Black cheek moray in English
Blackcheek moray in English
Hooguro-utsubo in Japanese (日本語)
Kalhu ven in Unknown
Masked moray in English
Moreia de queixo preto in Portuguese (Português)
Muräne in German (Deutsch)
Muréna breedenova in Czech (česky)
Murène à pommettes noires in French (français)
Murène masquée in French (français)
Sortkindet muræne in Danish (dansk)
Swartwang-bontpaling in Afrikaans
布氏裸胸鱔 in Mandarin Chinese
布氏裸胸鱔 in Unknown
布氏裸胸鳝 in Mandarin Chinese
布氏裸胸鳝 in Unknown

Order : Anguilliformes
Family : Muraenidae
Genus : Gymnothorax
Species : Gymnothorax breedeni
Authority : McCosker & Randall, 1977