Peppered moray

The species is pale and has purplish specklings.

The Peppered moray lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 5 - 100 m environment.

The Peppered Moray can be recognised by its fine black speckles which sometimes join to form diffuse spots. More

The Peppered moray can be recognized by its fine black speckles across its face which sometimes join to form diffuse spots. This species is known to occur in very shallow water on reef flats where it feeds primarily on crustaceans, but also feeds on fishes. More

From the rarely seen in Hawaii, Peppered Moray, to two feisty Dragon Morays, Hawaii has a wide array of interesting eels! Check out the fearless "Super-Shrimp" cleaner! Peppered Moray-rarely seen by divers. More

Peppered moray eel taken at Nabq park with E300 and 105mm lens. by: Nikki Van VeelenPeppered moray eel taken at Nabq park with E300 and 105mm... More

Common names

Ase-utsubo in Japanese (日本語)
Bar-cheeked eel in English
Berkakan in Ilokano
black moray in English
Black-speckled reef-eels in English
bonu dravu in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Bwalagom in Kumak
Cá L?ch in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá Lịch in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Congre in French (français)
Drep in Marshall
Drep in Marshallese (Kajin M̧ajeļ)
Giant moray in English
Kennomureena in Finnish (suomen kieli)
koiro in Other
Koka matmat in Misima-Paneati
Kuiru in Tuamotuan
Maguungi in Somali (Soomaaliga)
Maj in Marshall
Maj in Marshallese (Kajin M̧ajeļ)
Majmouj in Marshall
Majmouj in Marshallese (Kajin M̧ajeļ)
Malanhi in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Mkunga in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Mkunga-chui in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Moray in English
Moray eel in English
Moreia sideral in Portuguese (Português)
Morena in sp
Morena pecas pintura in Spanish (español)
Morena pimienta in Spanish (español)
Muréna šedá in Czech (česky)
Muréna pestrá in Czech (česky)
Muréna šedá in Czech (česky)
Muréna skvrnitá in Czech (česky)
Murène grise des flagues in French (français)
Murène grise des flaques in French (français)
Murène poivrée in French (français)
Murène sidérale in French (français)
Ocellate moray in English
Onea in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
painted moray in English
painted reef eel in English
Paintspotted moray in English
Peppered moray in English
Puhi in Other
Puhi ti'ahua in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Puhi-kap'a in Hawaiian
Saufeliuw in Austronesian (Other)
Saufeliuw in Carolinian
Sauwefang in Austronesian (Other)
Sauwefang in Carolinian
Speckled sidereal moray in English
Tüpfelmuräne in German (Deutsch)
Veng in Mahl
Verfspikkel-bontpaling in Afrikaans
മലഞ്ഞി in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
മാലഞി in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
細點雙犁海鱔 in Mandarin Chinese
细点双犁海鳝 in Mandarin Chinese
花斑星鯙 in Mandarin Chinese
花斑裸胸鱔 in Mandarin Chinese
花斑裸胸鳝 in Mandarin Chinese

Picture of Gymnothorax pictus has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial.
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Order : Anguilliformes
Family : Muraenidae
Genus : Gymnothorax
Species : Gymnothorax pictus
Authority : Ahl, 1789