Giant moray

The giant moray is widespread in the Indo-Pacific region, being found in the Red Sea and East Africa, the Pitcairn group, north to the Ryukyu and Hawaiian islands, south to New Caledonia and the Austral Islands.

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The Giant moray lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 0 - 50 m environment.

The giant moray is the largest of the Moray eels, in terms of body mass (the slender giant moray is longer). More

total mass being the Giant moray (Gymnothorax javanicus), which reaches almost 3 m (10 ft) and can weigh over 36 kg (80 lb). More

The Giant Moray is mostly brown with dark brown spots. The head is yellow to brown and the gill opening is surrounded by a black blotch. The species is the largest of all the Indo-Pacific morays, growing to 2.5 m in length. More

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A giant moray eel is a feared predator, known for its fearsome diseased bite. It appears as an 8-foot long eel with mottled brown leathery skin, with lighter brown or yellow spots on its dorsal area. It has pronounced incisor teeth. More

Giant MorayThe giant moray is the largest of the morays and are fairly common throughout the Maldives. The body is powerful with a well developed head. The snout is short and the mouth is wide. More

The breathing gape of a giant moray can make it look quite fiersome You are finning along a reef with fish swimming all around you when suddenly something makes you stop on your tracks. More

Common names

Almang in Tagbanwa Calamian
Aymang in Other
Blackpearl moray in English
Bwalagom in Kumak
Dabea in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Daununu in Gela
Doku-utsubo in Japanese (日本語)
Drep in Marshall
Drep in Marshallese (Kajin M̧ajeļ)
Giant moray in English
Giant moray in Unknown
Gymnothorax javanicus in Catalan (Català)
Gymnothorax javanicus in French (français)
Hamurenga in Tuamotuan
Jaavannumureena in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Java moray eel in English
Karimalanhi in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Kæmpemuræne in Danish (dansk)
Maoa'e in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Moray in English
Morena in sp
Muréna jávská in Czech (česky)
Murène de Java in French (français)
Murène javanaise in French (français)
Pananghitan in Surigaonon
Puhi in Hawaiian
Puhi in Other
Puhi rauti in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Pusi-gatala in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Tavere in Tuamotuan
Tiohu in Tuamotuan
Toke in Niuean
Tropical moray eel in English
കരിമലഞ്ഞി in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
കരിമാലാഞി  in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
爪哇裸胸鯙 in Mandarin Chinese
爪哇裸胸鱔 in Mandarin Chinese
爪哇裸胸鳝 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

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Order : Anguilliformes
Family : Muraenidae
Genus : Gymnothorax
Species : Gymnothorax javanicus
Authority : Bleeker, 1859