Laced moray

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Laced moray
Gymnothorax favagineus 2.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Muraenidae
Genus: Gymnothorax
Species: G. favagineus
Binomial name
Gymnothorax favagineus
Bloch & J. G. Schneider, 1801

The laced moray (Gymnothorax favagineus) also known as the leopard moray, tesselate moray or honeycomb moray, is a species of moray eel. Laced morays can grow up to 300 cm in length, so are one of the larger species of moray eels. They feed mainly on small fish and cephalopods. Adults are prone to be aggressive in the wild.

They are found in the Indo-Pacific, and East Africa to Papua New Guinea, north to southern Japan, south of Australia. These morays live at depths between 1 and 45 m, usually in crevices within reef flats and slopes. Laced morays can be kept in the aquarium, but due to their large size, they require a very large tank.

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