Abbott's moray eel

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Abbott's moray eel
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Muraenidae
Genus: Gymnothorax
Species: G. eurostus
Binomial name
Gymnothorax eurostus
(C. C. Abbott, 1860)

Abbott's moray eel, also known as the stout moray (Gymnothorax eurostus) is a moray eel of the family Muraenidae, found in the Indo-Pacific, antitropical[1] in distribution. It is found in the eastern Pacific from Costa Rica to Easter Island, at depths to 40 m. Its length is up to 60 cm. Abbott's moray eel is a shallow-water, inshore reef species, though not often seen. They are voracious nocturnal carnivores feeding mostly on reef fishes.[2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Gymnothorax eurostus" in FishBase. June 2006 version.
  2. ^ Bray, Dianne. "Stout Moray, Gymnothorax eurostus". Fishes of Australia. Retrieved 1 October 2014.