Yellow-edged moray

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Yellow-edged moray
Yellow Margined Moray Eel.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Muraenidae
Genus: Gymnothorax
G. flavimarginatus
Binomial name
Gymnothorax flavimarginatus
(Rüppell, 1830)

The yellow-edged moray (Gymnothorax flavimarginatus) is a moray eel of the family Muraenidae, found in the Indo-Pacific Oceans at depths to 495 ft. (150 m). Its length is up to 7.87 feet (240 cm). This moray eel was recently identified as natural predator of the lionfish Pterois miles in its native habitat in the Red Sea.[1]


  1. ^ Bos A.R.; Sanad A.M.; Elsayed K. (2017). "Gymnothorax spp. (Muraenidae) as natural predators of the lionfish Pterois miles in its native biogeographical range". Environmental Biology of Fishes. 100 (6): 745–748. doi:10.1007/s10641-017-0600-7.

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