Slender giant moray

The slender giant moray or gangetic moray, Strophidon sathete, is the longest member of the family of moray eels.

The Slender giant moray lives in the reef-associated, amphidromous, freshwater, brackish, marine, dH range: 15 - 30, depth range - 15 m environment.

The slender giant moray or gangetic moray, Strophidon sathete, is the longest member of the family of moray eels. Specimen as large as 4 m have been recorded. More

The slender giant moray is found in the Indo-West Pacific Ocean from the Red Sea and East Africa to the western Pacific. It generally lives in the benthic muddy environments of marine and estuarine areas, including inner bays and rivers. More

Eels and Morays: Anguilliformes - Slender Giant Moray (strophidon Sathete): Species Accounts = SLENDER GIANT MORAY (Strophidon sathete): SPECIES ACCOUNTS - Physical characteristics: Slender giant morays are the longest of the eels and morays, reaching 13 feet (4 More

this family, with the largest being the slender giant moray which can grow up to 13 feet ( 4 m) in length. Most morays measure five feet (1.5 m. More

the slender giant moray, Strophidon sathete, at up to 4 m (13 feet). Oceans features two of the most interesting of the moray species - the green moray and the purplemouth moray. More

slender giant moray (Strophidon sathete) at up to 4 m (13 feet) in length. Most morays measure in at 1.5 m (5 feet) in length. More

slender giant moray can be as long as thirteen feet. This species have small circular gills on their flanks far posterior to the mouth. This is why it looks like morays have their mouths open all the time; it’s in order to breathe. More

The longest species however is the slender giant moray (Strophidon sathete), which has been recorded to reach 4 metres in length. Unfortunately, the only free images I could find online are of dead specimens, so here's a sketch I found on FishBase instead. More

Common names

Burirawan in Bikol
Burirawan in Tagalog
Bwalagom in Kumak
Gangetic moray in English
Giant estuarine moray in English
Giant slender moray in English
Indang in Tagalog
Indang in Visayan
Indong in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Indong in Tagalog
Long-tailed eel in English
Longtail moray in English
louwalu in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Malibanos in Tagalog
marbled moray in English
Mkunga in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Moreia gigante in Portuguese (Português)
Morenilla gigante in Spanish (español)
Muréna ganžská in Czech (česky)
Muréna ganžská in Czech (česky)
Muréna tanabská in Czech (česky)
Murène à longue queue in French (français)
Murène fil géante in French (français)
Ogdok in Tagalog
Ogdok in Visayan
Onaga-utsubo in Japanese (日本語)
Payangitan in Tagalog
Seram pambu in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Seram-pambu in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Slank muræne in Danish (dansk)
Slank reuse bontpaling in Afrikaans
Slender giant moray in English
Strophidon sathete in Dutch (Nederlands)
Süßwassermuräne in German (Deutsch)
Tagibus in Tagalog
Tagibus in Visayan
Take-utsubo in Japanese (日本語)
Tide guage eel in English
செர்றாம் பாம்பு  in Tamil (தமிழ்)
சேரம் பாம்பு in Tamil (தமிழ்)
弯牙海鳝 in Mandarin Chinese
彎牙海鱔 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
長尾彎牙海鱔 in Mandarin Chinese
長尾鱔(長體鱔) in Mandarin Chinese
長體真澤鰻 in Mandarin Chinese
長鯙 in Mandarin Chinese
长体真泽鳗 in Mandarin Chinese
长尾弯牙海鳝 in Mandarin Chinese
长尾鳝(长体鳝) in Mandarin Chinese
长鯙 in Mandarin Chinese

Picture of Strophidon sathete has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial.
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Order : Anguilliformes
Family : Muraenidae
Genus : Strophidon
Species : Strophidon sathete
Authority : Hamilton, 1822