Scientific name: Gymnothorax javanicus
Size: Up to 9.9 feet
Color: Brown with a greenish tinge towards the head
Distinguishing feature: A pretty big size with this brown color
Where did we see it: Bali and Gili, Zanzibar, Thailand, French polynesia, Mexico, Mayotte, Maldives, Raja Ampat
This moray eel is the largest species of moray eel that can be found.
Contrary to many people believe, moray eels are not bad or electric :). However, their teeth are pointing inwards, making the loophole more difficult!
Moray eels often hide in the crevices between the corals but sometimes go out to change their shelter.
Mammals have a horizontal tail.
Fishes have a vertical fin.
Parrotfish create a protective envelope around them when they are sleeping.
So, don't put the light on them during night dive to don't to wake them up and break this envelope.
The tiger shark has slender marks similars to the lines of tigers, hence its name.
When it is juvenile, these marks are round and not vertical. They change when it grows.