Honeycomb moray

The Honeycomb moray lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 0 - 60 m environment.

Honeycomb morays occur in depths of 10 to 50 m and are commonly found on wrecks. This is one of the largest morays. More

The Honeycomb Moray Eel's diet should include sizeable portions of live feeder fish, octopus, and squid. Like other eels, they are generally compatible with: Large Angelfish, Boxfish, Groupers, Grunts & Sweetlips, Lionfish & Scorpionfish, Puffers and Tangs & Surgeons. More

Tesselated or Honeycomb Moray has an awesome brown leopard spotted pattern on a creamy yellow/white back ground. This spotted beauty, for all it More

Cleaner wrasse at work on a honeycomb moray's teeth - photo coutesy of ScubaZoo The main predators of moray eels are other moray eels but also large groupers, barracudas and people. More

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The honeycomb moray is synonymous with the blackblotched moray, Gymnothorax permistus(Eugene Böhlke, pers. comm.). More

The Honeycomb Moray Eel, also known as the Tessalata Eel, has a light colored body and especially attractive, dark honeycomb markings. It requires a 180 gallon or larger aquarium with numerous rock crevices for hiding and a secure, tight-fitting lid to discourage its escape. More

Honeycomb Moray Eel taken on Kuredu Express (Lhaviyani Atoll) Maldives Photo copyright Tim Nicholson. Honeycomb Moray Eel taken on Kuredu Express (Lhaviyani Atoll) Maldives Notes on diving the Maldives... More

The Honeycomb Moray Eel generally has a white body coloration covered with brown spots of varying sizes covering the entire body. In some species there may even be some yellow mixed in with the white between the spots. More

Common names

Cobra in Portuguese (Português)
Honeycomb moray in English
Moray in English
Moray eel in English
Moreia in Creole, Portuguese
Moreia in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese
Moreia in Portuguese (Português)
Moreia pintada in Creole, Portuguese
Moreia pintada in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese
Moreia pintada in Portuguese (Português)
Moreia-pintada in Creole, Portuguese
Moreia-pintada in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese
Moreia-pintada in Portuguese (Português)
Morena in Spanish (español)
Morena de lunares in Spanish (español)
morena reticulada in Spanish (español)
Muraena retifera in Catalan (Català)
Muréna černoskvrnná in Czech (česky)
Muréna jihokarolínská in Czech (česky)
Murène in French (français)
Murène à pois in French (français)
reticulate moray in English
Sik bu garé in Wolof (Wollof)
網紋海鱔 in Mandarin Chinese
网纹海鳝 in Mandarin Chinese
黑孔海鱔 in Mandarin Chinese
黑孔海鳝 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Anguilliformes
Family : Muraenidae
Genus : Muraena
Species : Muraena melanotis
Authority : Kaup, 1860