Turkey moray

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Turkey moray
Gymnothorax meleagris.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Muraenidae
Genus: Gymnothorax
Species: G. meleagris
Binomial name
Gymnothorax meleagris
(G. Shaw, 1795)

The turkey moray (Gymnothorax meleagris) is a moray eel of the family Muraenidae, found in the Indo-Pacific at depths to 36 m. Its length is up to 1.2 m. They live in holes in the reef to quickly emerge to grasp passing fish by surprise attack. They sense prey by detecting smell through the water.