Giant Moray

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Gymnothorax javanica - (Bleeker, 1859m)
Giant Moray

One of a number of future behemoth moray eels sold as small juveniles to aquarists. Scott W. Michael

[edit] Overview

This is one of the truly huge moray eels that will outgrow most home aquariums, growing to 9.8 ft. (300 cm) and 66 lbs. (30 kg). There are other marine eels available as cute juveniles that get very large and potentially dangerous. Do your research before buying any moray eel.

Family: Muraenidae

Other common name(s):

  • Javanese Moray

Native range:

Habitat: Coral reefs, hiding in crevices and caves and under rocks and ledges.

Minimum aquarium size: 1893 L (500 gal)

Water: Marine 24 °C (297 K, 75 °F) - 28 °C (301 K, 82 °F)

General swimming level: Bottom.

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[edit] Aquarium Compatibility

Will hunt and eat smaller fishes in its nighttime feeding forays.

[edit] Special Care

Large morays become difficult to handle and can inflict a serious bite on exposed hands. Always use caution around these animals.

Reference: 101 Best Saltwater Fishes
Image credit: SWM
Text credit: SWM
Facts about Giant MorayRDF feed
Common name Giant Moray  +, and Javanese Moray  +
Family Muraenidae  +
Genus Gymnothorax  +
Image credit SWM  +
Minimum aquarium size 500 gal  +
Native range Indo-Pacific  +, and Red Sea  +
Reference 101 Best Saltwater Fishes  +
Specific name javanica  +
Swimming level Bottom.  +
Text credit SWM  +
Water max temp 301 K (28 °C, 82 °F)  +
Water min temp 297 K (24 °C, 75 °F)  +
Water type Marine  +