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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Muraenidae Moray eels
Subfamily: Muraeninae
Genus: Gymnothorax

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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Gymnothorax afer Bloch, 1795

Photo by Photo by Freitas, R.
 
Gymnothorax afer
[Dark moray]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 105 cm TL
Gymnothorax albimarginatus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Gymnothorax albimarginatus
[Whitemargin moray]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 50.3 cm SL
Gymnothorax angusticauda (Weber & de Beaufort, 1916)

Photo by Photo by Erdmann, M.V.
 
Gymnothorax angusticauda
[Narrowtail moray]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Gymnothorax angusticeps (Hildebrand & Barton, 1949)

Photo by Photo by Bryce, C.
 
Gymnothorax angusticeps
[]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 55.3 cm TL
Gymnothorax annasona Whitley, 1937

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax annasona
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 50.1 cm TL
Gymnothorax annulatus Smith & Böhlke, 1997

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax annulatus
[Ringed moray]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 20.6 cm TL
Gymnothorax atolli (Pietschmann, 1935)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax atolli
[Atoll moray]



South Pacific
Max. Length 37.5 cm TL
Gymnothorax australicola Lavenberg, 1992

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax australicola
[South Pacific moray]
No picture found

Max. Length 88.2 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax austrinus
[Southern moray]



Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 34.7 cm TL
Gymnothorax bacalladoi Böhlke & Brito, 1987

Photo by Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.
 
Gymnothorax bacalladoi
[Canary moray]
No picture found

Max. Length 85.7 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax baranesi
[]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 76.4 cm TL
Gymnothorax bathyphilus Randall & McCosker, 1975

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax bathyphilus
[Deep-dwelling moray]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Gymnothorax berndti Snyder, 1904

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax berndti
[Y-patterned moray]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Gymnothorax breedeni McCosker & Randall, 1977

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax breedeni
[Blackcheek moray]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 38.7 cm TL
Gymnothorax buroensis (Bleeker, 1857)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax buroensis
[Vagrant moray]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Gymnothorax castaneus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1883)

Photo by Photo by Munson, L.
 
Gymnothorax castaneus
[Panamic green moray]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Gymnothorax castlei Böhlke & Randall, 1999

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Gymnothorax castlei
[Castle's moray]
No picture found

Max. Length 20.2 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax cephalospilus
[Head-spot moray]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50.5 cm TL
Gymnothorax chilospilus Bleeker, 1864

Photo by Photo by Goebbels, D.
 
Gymnothorax chilospilus
[Lipspot moray]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Gymnothorax chlamydatus Snyder, 1908

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Gymnothorax chlamydatus
[Banded mud moray]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Gymnothorax conspersus Poey, 1867

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Gymnothorax conspersus
[Saddled moray]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Gymnothorax cribroris Whitley, 1932

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax cribroris
[Sieve-patterned moray]



East Indian Ocean
Max. Length 29.9 cm TL
Gymnothorax davidsmithi McCosker & Randall, 2008

Photo by Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Gymnothorax davidsmithi
[Flores mud moray]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 82.2 cm TL
Gymnothorax dorsalis Seale, 1917

Photo by Photo by Loh, K.H.
 
Gymnothorax dorsalis
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 170 cm TL
Gymnothorax dovii (Günther, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Danna, P.
 
Gymnothorax dovii
[Finespotted moray]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 64.7 cm TL
Gymnothorax elegans Bliss, 1883

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax elegans
[Elegant moray]
No picture found

Max. Length 43 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax emmae
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 58 cm TL
Gymnothorax enigmaticus McCosker & Randall, 1982

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax enigmaticus
[Enigmatic moray]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Gymnothorax equatorialis (Hildebrand, 1946)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Gymnothorax equatorialis
[Spottail moray]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Gymnothorax eurostus (Abbott, 1860)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax eurostus
[Abbott's moray eel]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 46.9 cm TL
Gymnothorax eurygnathos Böhlke, 2001

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Gymnothorax eurygnathos
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Gymnothorax favagineus Bloch & Schneider, 1801

Photo by Photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com
 
Gymnothorax favagineus
[Laced moray]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Gymnothorax fimbriatus (Bennett, 1832)

Photo by Photo by Yin, Robert
 
Gymnothorax fimbriatus
[Fimbriated moray]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 240 cm TL
Gymnothorax flavimarginatus (Rüppell, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Bailly, N.
 
Gymnothorax flavimarginatus
[Yellow-edged moray]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40.7 cm TL
Gymnothorax flavoculus (Böhlke & Randall, 1996)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax flavoculus
[]



Western Central Pacific.

Gymnothorax formosus Bleeker, 1864

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Gymnothorax formosus
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 250 cm TL
Gymnothorax funebris Ranzani, 1839

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax funebris
[Green moray]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Gymnothorax fuscomaculatus (Schultz, 1953)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax fuscomaculatus
[Brown spotted moray]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Gymnothorax gracilicauda Jenkins, 1903

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax gracilicauda
[Slendertail moray]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Gymnothorax griseus (Lacepède, 1803)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax griseus
[Geometric moray]
No picture found


 
Gymnothorax hansi
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Gymnothorax hepaticus (Rüppell, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Gymnothorax hepaticus
[Liver-colored moray eel]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Gymnothorax herrei Beebe & Tee-Van, 1933

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax herrei
[Herre's moray]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Gymnothorax hubbsi Böhlke & Böhlke, 1977

Photo by Photo by Simpson, R.
 
Gymnothorax hubbsi
[Lichen moray]



Central Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Gymnothorax intesi (Fourmanoir & Rivaton, 1979)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax intesi
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 180 cm TL
Gymnothorax isingteena (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Photo by Tonozuka, T.
 
Gymnothorax isingteena
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Gymnothorax javanicus (Bleeker, 1859)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Gymnothorax javanicus
[Giant moray]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Gymnothorax johnsoni (Smith, 1962)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax johnsoni
[Whitespotted moray]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 91.5 cm SL
Gymnothorax kidako (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax kidako
[Kidako moray]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Gymnothorax kolpos Böhlke & Böhlke, 1980

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Gymnothorax kolpos
[Blacktail moray]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Gymnothorax kontodontos Böhlke, 2000

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Gymnothorax kontodontos
[Short-tooth moray]
No picture found


 
Gymnothorax longinquus
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Gymnothorax maderensis (Johnson, 1862)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Gymnothorax maderensis
[Sharktooth moray]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Gymnothorax mareei Poll, 1953

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Gymnothorax mareei
[Spotjaw moray]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Gymnothorax margaritophorus Bleeker, 1864

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax margaritophorus
[Blotch-necked moray]
No picture found

Max. Length 18 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax marshallensis
[Marshall Islands moray]
No picture found

Max. Length 36.2 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax mccoskeri
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 59.5 cm TL
Gymnothorax megaspilus Böhlke & Randall, 1995

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax megaspilus
[Oman moray]
No picture found

Max. Length 50.4 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax melanosomatus
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Gymnothorax melatremus Schultz, 1953

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax melatremus
[Dwarf moray]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Gymnothorax meleagris (Shaw, 1795)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax meleagris
[Turkey moray]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Gymnothorax microstictus Böhlke, 2000

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Gymnothorax microstictus
[Smallspot moray]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Gymnothorax miliaris (Kaup, 1856)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Gymnothorax miliaris
[Goldentail moray]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 54.5 cm TL
Gymnothorax minor (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax minor
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Gymnothorax moluccensis (Bleeker, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Tonozuka, T.
 
Gymnothorax moluccensis
[Moluccan moray]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Gymnothorax monochrous (Bleeker, 1856)

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Gymnothorax monochrous
[Drab moray]



Indo-Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Gymnothorax monostigma (Regan, 1909)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax monostigma
[One-spot moray]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 152 cm TL
Gymnothorax mordax (Ayres, 1859)

Photo by Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Gymnothorax mordax
[California moray]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Gymnothorax moringa (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Gymnothorax moringa
[Spotted moray]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 73.9 cm TL
Gymnothorax nasuta de Buen, 1961

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax nasuta
[Easter island moray]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Gymnothorax neglectus Tanaka, 1911

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Gymnothorax neglectus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 99 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax nigromarginatus
[Blackedge moray]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 75.7 cm TL
Gymnothorax niphostigmus Chen, Shao & Chen, 1996

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Gymnothorax niphostigmus
[Snowflake-patched moray]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 82 cm TL
Gymnothorax nubilus (Richardson, 1848)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax nubilus
[Grey moray]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 180 cm TL
Gymnothorax nudivomer (Günther, 1867)

Photo by Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Gymnothorax nudivomer
[Yellowmouth moray]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 112 cm TL
Gymnothorax nuttingi Snyder, 1904

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax nuttingi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 180 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax obesus
[Griffin's moray]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Gymnothorax ocellatus Agassiz, 1831

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Gymnothorax ocellatus
[Ocellated moray]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Gymnothorax panamensis (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Gymnothorax panamensis
[Masked moray]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.5 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax parini
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 92.7 cm TL
Gymnothorax phalarus Bussing, 1998

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Gymnothorax phalarus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Gymnothorax phasmatodes (Smith, 1962)

Photo by Photo by Erdmann, M.V.
 
Gymnothorax phasmatodes
[Ghost moray]
No picture found

Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax philippinus
[Philippines moray]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Gymnothorax pictus (Ahl, 1789)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax pictus
[Paintspotted moray]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 77 cm TL
Gymnothorax pikei Bliss, 1883

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax pikei
[Pike's moray]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Gymnothorax pindae Smith, 1962

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Gymnothorax pindae
[Pinda moray]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 98 cm TL
Gymnothorax polygonius Poey, 1875

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Gymnothorax polygonius
[Polygon moray]
No picture found

Max. Length 41.6 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax polyspondylus
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Gymnothorax polyuranodon (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Photo by Pöllabauer, C.
 
Gymnothorax polyuranodon
[Freshwater moray]



South Pacific
Max. Length 103.2 cm TL
Gymnothorax porphyreus (Guichenot, 1848)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax porphyreus
[Lowfin moray]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 91.5 cm TL
Gymnothorax prasinus (Richardson, 1848)

Photo by Photo by Schulz, S.
 
Gymnothorax prasinus
[Yellow moray]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Gymnothorax prionodon Ogilby, 1895

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Gymnothorax prionodon
[Australian mottled moray]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 49.7 cm TL
Gymnothorax prismodon Böhlke & Randall, 2000

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax prismodon
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 40.4 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax prolatus
[]



Indo-West Central Pacific

Gymnothorax pseudoherrei Böhlke, 2000

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax pseudoherrei
[False brown moray]
No picture found

Max. Length 73.6 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax pseudomelanosomatus
[False black body moray eel]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Gymnothorax pseudothyrsoideus (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Gymnothorax pseudothyrsoideus
[Highfin moray]
No picture found

Max. Length 47 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax pseudotile
[Bengal low-fin moray]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 50.5 cm TL
Gymnothorax punctatofasciatus Bleeker, 1863

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax punctatofasciatus
[Bars'n spots moray]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Gymnothorax punctatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax punctatus
[Red Sea whitespotted moray]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 36.3 cm TL
Gymnothorax randalli Smith & Böhlke, 1997

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax randalli
[Randall's moray]



Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Gymnothorax reevesii (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax reevesii
[Reeve's moray]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Gymnothorax reticularis Bloch, 1795

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Gymnothorax reticularis
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Gymnothorax richardsonii (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by Photo by Tonozuka, T.
 
Gymnothorax richardsonii
[Richardson's moray]



Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 18.2 cm TL
Gymnothorax robinsi Böhlke, 1997

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax robinsi
[Robins' moray]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Gymnothorax rueppelliae (McClelland, 1844)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax rueppelliae
[Banded moray]
No picture found


 
Gymnothorax sagenodeta
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 53.4 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax sagmacephalus
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Gymnothorax saxicola Jordan & Davis, 1891

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Gymnothorax saxicola
[Honeycomb moray]
No picture found


 
Gymnothorax serratidens
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 60.8 cm TL
Gymnothorax shaoi Chen & Loh, 2007

Photo by Photo by Chen, H.M./Loh, K.H.
 
Gymnothorax shaoi
[]
No picture found


 
Gymnothorax sokotrensis
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Gymnothorax steindachneri Jordan & Evermann, 1903

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax steindachneri
[Steindachner's moray eel]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 52.3 cm TL
Gymnothorax taiwanensis Chen, Loh & Shao, 2008

Photo by Photo by Chen, H.M./Loh, K.H.
 
Gymnothorax taiwanensis
[Taiwanese moray eel]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 66 cm TL
Gymnothorax thyrsoideus (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Photo by Pyle, R.L.
 
Gymnothorax thyrsoideus
[Greyface moray]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Gymnothorax tile (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Hasan, M.E.
 
Gymnothorax tile
[Indian mud moray]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Gymnothorax undulatus (Lacepède, 1803)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnothorax undulatus
[Undulated moray]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Gymnothorax unicolor (Delaroche, 1809)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Gymnothorax unicolor
[Brown moray]
No picture found


 
Gymnothorax vagrans
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Gymnothorax verrilli (Jordan & Gilbert, 1883)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Gymnothorax verrilli
[White-edged moray]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 132 cm TL
Gymnothorax vicinus (Castelnau, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Gymnothorax vicinus
[Purplemouth moray]
No picture found

Max. Length 31.1 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax visakhaensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 41.3 cm TL

 
Gymnothorax walvisensis
[]



Eastern Indian Ocean

Gymnothorax woodwardi McCulloch, 1912

Photo by Photo by Dowling, C.
 
Gymnothorax woodwardi
[Woodward's moray]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 89 cm TL
Gymnothorax ypsilon Hatooka & Randall, 1992

Photo by Photo by Chen, H.M./Loh, K.H.
 
Gymnothorax ypsilon
[Y-bar moray]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Gymnothorax zonipectis Seale, 1906

Photo by Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Gymnothorax zonipectis
[Barredfin moray]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Gymnothorax afer Dark moray Eastern Atlantic 100 TL 1795
Gymnothorax albimarginatus Whitemargin moray Indo-Pacific 105 TL 1846
Gymnothorax angusticauda Narrowtail moray Indo-West Pacific 50.3 SL 1916
Gymnothorax angusticeps Southeast Pacific 51 TL 1949
Gymnothorax annasona Southwest Pacific 55.3 TL 1937
Gymnothorax annulatus Ringed moray Western Pacific 50.1 TL 1997
Gymnothorax atolli Atoll moray Eastern Central Pacific 20.6 TL 1935
Gymnothorax australicola South Pacific moray South Pacific 37.5 TL 1992
Gymnothorax austrinus Southern moray Eastern Indian Ocean 88.2 TL 2001
Gymnothorax bacalladoi Canary moray Eastern Central Atlantic 34.7 TL 1987
Gymnothorax baranesi Western Indian Ocean 85.7 TL 2008
Gymnothorax bathyphilus Deep-dwelling moray Southeast Pacific 76.4 TL 1975
Gymnothorax berndti Y-patterned moray Western Indian Ocean 100 TL 1904
Gymnothorax breedeni Blackcheek moray Indo-Pacific 100 TL 1977
Gymnothorax buroensis Vagrant moray Indo-Pacific 38.7 TL 1857
Gymnothorax castaneus Panamic green moray Eastern Pacific 150 TL 1883
Gymnothorax castlei Castle's moray Indo-West Pacific 25 TL 1999
Gymnothorax cephalospilus Head-spot moray Indo-West Pacific 20.2 TL 2001
Gymnothorax chilospilus Lipspot moray Indo-Pacific 50.5 TL 1864
Gymnothorax chlamydatus Banded mud moray Western Pacific 60 TL 1908
Gymnothorax conspersus Saddled moray Western Atlantic 110 TL 1867
Gymnothorax cribroris Sieve-patterned moray Western Pacific 75 TL 1932
Gymnothorax davidsmithi Flores mud moray East Indian Ocean 29.9 TL 2008
Gymnothorax dorsalis Western Pacific 82.2 TL 1917
Gymnothorax dovii Finespotted moray Eastern Pacific 170 TL 1870
Gymnothorax elegans Elegant moray Indo-West Pacific 64.7 TL 1883
Gymnothorax emmae Western Pacific 43 TL 2010
Gymnothorax enigmaticus Enigmatic moray Indo-Pacific 58 TL 1982
Gymnothorax equatorialis Spottail moray Eastern Pacific 75 TL 1946
Gymnothorax eurostus Abbott's moray eel Indo-Pacific 60 TL 1860
Gymnothorax eurygnathos Eastern Central Pacific 46.9 TL 2001
Gymnothorax favagineus Laced moray Indo-Pacific 300 TL 1801
Gymnothorax fimbriatus Fimbriated moray Indo-Pacific 80 TL 1832
Gymnothorax flavimarginatus Yellow-edged moray Indo-Pacific 240 TL 1830
Gymnothorax flavoculus Western Indian Ocean 40.7 TL 1996
Gymnothorax formosus Western Central Pacific. 1864
Gymnothorax funebris Green moray Western Atlantic 250 TL 1839
Gymnothorax fuscomaculatus Brown spotted moray Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1953
Gymnothorax gracilicauda Slendertail moray Pacific Ocean 32 TL 1903
Gymnothorax griseus Geometric moray Western Indian Ocean 65 TL 1803
Gymnothorax hansi Indian Ocean 2004
Gymnothorax hepaticus Liver-colored moray eel Indo-Pacific 100 TL 1830
Gymnothorax herrei Herre's moray Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1933
Gymnothorax hubbsi Lichen moray Western Atlantic 30 TL 1977
Gymnothorax intesi Central Pacific 100 TL 1979
Gymnothorax isingteena Indo-West Pacific 180 TL 1845
Gymnothorax javanicus Giant moray Indo-Pacific 300 TL 1859
Gymnothorax johnsoni Whitespotted moray Western Indian Ocean 130 TL 1962
Gymnothorax kidako Kidako moray Western Central Pacific 91.5 SL 1846
Gymnothorax kolpos Blacktail moray Western Atlantic 91 TL 1980
Gymnothorax kontodontos Short-tooth moray Indo-Pacific 18 TL 2000
Gymnothorax longinquus Southwest Pacific. 1948
Gymnothorax maderensis Sharktooth moray Eastern Atlantic 100 TL 1862
Gymnothorax mareei Spotjaw moray Eastern Atlantic 40 TL 1953
Gymnothorax margaritophorus Blotch-necked moray Indo-Pacific 70 TL 1864
Gymnothorax marshallensis Marshall Islands moray Western Pacific 18 TL 1953
Gymnothorax mccoskeri Eastern Indian Ocean and 36.2 TL 1997
Gymnothorax megaspilus Oman moray Western Indian Ocean 59.5 TL 1995
Gymnothorax melanosomatus Pacific Ocean 50.4 TL 2011
Gymnothorax melatremus Dwarf moray Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1953
Gymnothorax meleagris Turkey moray Indo-Pacific 120 TL 1795
Gymnothorax microstictus Smallspot moray Western Central Pacific 30 TL 2000
Gymnothorax miliaris Goldentail moray Western Atlantic 70 TL 1856
Gymnothorax minor Western Pacific 54.5 TL 1846
Gymnothorax moluccensis Moluccan moray Indo-West Pacific 45 TL 1864
Gymnothorax monochrous Drab moray Indo-West Pacific 80 TL 1856
Gymnothorax monostigma One-spot moray Indo-Pacific Ocean 65 TL 1909
Gymnothorax mordax California moray Eastern Pacific 152 TL 1859
Gymnothorax moringa Spotted moray Western Atlantic 200 TL 1829
Gymnothorax nasuta Easter island moray Southeast Pacific 73.9 TL 1961
Gymnothorax neglectus Northwest Pacific 120 TL 1911
Gymnothorax nigromarginatus Blackedge moray Western Atlantic 99 TL 1858
Gymnothorax niphostigmus Snowflake-patched moray Northwest Pacific 75.7 TL 1996
Gymnothorax nubilus Grey moray Southwest Pacific 82 TL 1848
Gymnothorax nudivomer Yellowmouth moray Indo-Pacific 180 TL 1867
Gymnothorax nuttingi Eastern Central Pacific 112 TL 1904
Gymnothorax obesus Griffin's moray Southwest Pacific 180 TL 1932
Gymnothorax ocellatus Ocellated moray Western Atlantic 90 TL 1831
Gymnothorax panamensis Masked moray Eastern Pacific 75 TL 1876
Gymnothorax parini Western Indian Ocean 6.5 TL 1991
Gymnothorax phalarus Eastern Pacific 92.7 TL 1998
Gymnothorax phasmatodes Ghost moray Indo-West Pacific 46 TL 1962
Gymnothorax philippinus Philippines moray Western Pacific 60 TL 1907
Gymnothorax pictus Paintspotted moray Indo-Pacific 140 TL 1789
Gymnothorax pikei Pike's moray Indo-West Pacific 77 TL 1883
Gymnothorax pindae Pinda moray Indo-Pacific 39 TL 1962
Gymnothorax polygonius Polygon moray Eastern Atlantic 98 TL 1875
Gymnothorax polyspondylus Eastern Central Pacific 41.6 TL 2000
Gymnothorax polyuranodon Freshwater moray Indo-Pacific 150 TL 1854
Gymnothorax porphyreus Lowfin moray South Pacific 103.2 TL 1848
Gymnothorax prasinus Yellow moray Southwest Pacific 91.5 TL 1848
Gymnothorax prionodon Australian mottled moray Western Pacific 150 TL 1895
Gymnothorax prismodon Eastern Central Pacific 49.7 TL 2000
Gymnothorax prolatus Northwest Pacific 40.4 TL 1991
Gymnothorax pseudoherrei False brown moray Indo-West Central Pacific 2000
Gymnothorax pseudomelanosomatus False black body moray eel Northwest Pacific 73.6 TL 2015
Gymnothorax pseudothyrsoideus Highfin moray Indo-West Pacific 80 TL 1853
Gymnothorax pseudotile Bengal low-fin moray Eastern Indian Ocean 47 TL 2017
Gymnothorax punctatofasciatus Bars'n spots moray Indo-West Pacific 50.5 TL 1863
Gymnothorax punctatus Red Sea whitespotted moray Western Indian Ocean 90 TL 1801
Gymnothorax randalli Randall's moray Indo-Pacific 36.3 TL 1997
Gymnothorax reevesii Reeve's moray Indo-West Pacific. 70 TL 1845
Gymnothorax reticularis Indo-West Pacific 60 TL 1795
Gymnothorax richardsonii Richardson's moray Indo-Pacific 34 TL 1852
Gymnothorax robinsi Robins' moray Indo-West Pacific. 18.2 TL 1997
Gymnothorax rueppelliae Banded moray Indo-Pacific 80 TL 1844
Gymnothorax sagenodeta Western Indian Ocean 1848
Gymnothorax sagmacephalus Northwest Pacific 53.4 TL 1997
Gymnothorax saxicola Honeycomb moray Western Atlantic 60 TL 1891
Gymnothorax serratidens Southeast Pacific 1949
Gymnothorax shaoi Northwest Pacific 60.8 TL 2007
Gymnothorax sokotrensis Western Indian Ocean 1968
Gymnothorax steindachneri Steindachner's moray eel Eastern Central Pacific 91 TL 1903
Gymnothorax taiwanensis Taiwanese moray eel Northwest Pacific 52.3 TL 2008
Gymnothorax thyrsoideus Greyface moray Indo-Pacific 66 TL 1845
Gymnothorax tile Indian mud moray Indo-West Pacific 60 TL 1822
Gymnothorax undulatus Undulated moray Indo-Pacific 150 TL 1803
Gymnothorax unicolor Brown moray Eastern Atlantic 100 TL 1809
Gymnothorax vagrans Questionably South Americ 1917
Gymnothorax verrilli White-edged moray Eastern Central Pacific 43 TL 1883
Gymnothorax vicinus Purplemouth moray Western Atlantic 132 TL 1855
Gymnothorax visakhaensis Indian Ocean 31.1 TL 2017
Gymnothorax walvisensis Southeastern Atlantic 41.3 TL 2009
Gymnothorax woodwardi Woodward's moray Eastern Indian Ocean 1912
Gymnothorax ypsilon Y-bar moray Pacific Ocean 89 TL 1992
Gymnothorax zonipectis Barredfin moray Indo-Pacific 50 TL 1906



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