Slender giant moray

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Slender giant moray
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Muraenidae
Genus: Strophidon
McClelland, 1944
Species: S. sathete
Binomial name
Strophidon sathete
(F. Hamilton, 1822)
Synonyms

Thyrsoidea macrura (Bleeker, 1854)

The slender giant moray or gangetic moray, Strophidon sathete, is the longest member of the family of moray eels. Specimens as large as 4 m have been recorded. This species is characterized by an elongated body, as well as brownish-grey dorsal coloration which pales towards the venter.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

The slender giant moray is found in the Indo-West Pacific Ocean from the Red Sea and East Africa to the western Pacific. It generally lives in the benthic muddy environments of marine and estuarine areas, including inner bays and rivers.

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