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Yellow-edged moray

Scientific name: Gymnothorax flavimarginatus

Size: Up to 4.3 feet

Color: Brown and yellow

Distinguishing feature: Yellow body with brown spots very present on the head and the dorsal.

Where did we see it: Zanzibar, Mayotte, Maldives

Yellow-edged moray of Maldives

Yellow-edged moray

Scientific name: Gymnothorax flavimarginatus

Size: Up to 4.3 feet

Color: Brown and yellow

Distinguishing feature: Yellow body with brown spots very present on the head and the dorsal.

Where did we see it: Zanzibar, Mayotte, Maldives

In detail

No pectoral or pelvic fins, only one dorsal, caudal and anal fin.

No scales, the body is covered with a protective mucus.

This moray eel is solitary, but it often stays with cleaning shrimp with which it shares its meals and offers protection in exchange for deworming.

Our pictures of yellow-edged moray

The different species of Moray eel we have seen

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