Tag: Moray Eels (Muraenidae)

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Unidentified Moray Eel (Muraenidae sp.)

A small Moray Eel (Muraenidae sp.) pops its head out of a burrow in the sand at Mae Haad/Koh Ma beach.

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White-Eyed Moray Eel (Siderea Thyrsoidea)

The White-Eyed Moray Eel (Siderea Thyrsoidea) is reasonably common at all local dive sites, particularly Sail Rock where this individual was photographed.

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Undulated Moray (Gymnothorax Undulatus)?

This photo of what i've tentatively accepted as an Undulated Moray (Gymnothorax Undulatus) was taken at the East Pinnacle, Sail Rock.

As suggested in my species description, it is difficult to see if it has the characteristic markings that distinguish this species.

Whatever it is, it certainly knows how to strike a pose...

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Palechin Moray Eel (Gymnothorax Herrei)

This pair of Palechin Moray Eels (Gymnothorax Herrei) could be found together, inhabiting the same crevice at Sail Rock for a number of weeks.

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Palechin Moray Eel (Gymnothorax Herrei)

In this shot taken at Sail Rock, Koh Phangan, a little Palechin Moray Eel (Gymnothorax Herrei) is being moved along by a group Regal Demoiselles (Neopomacentrus Cyanomos).

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Palechin Moray Eel (Gymnothorax Herrei)

This photo of a Palechin Moray Eel (Gymnothorax Herrei) with a pair of Regal Demoiselles (Neopomacentrus Cyanomos) gives an excellent impression of just how small this species is in comparison to its locally occurring relatives.

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Giant Moray (Gymnothorax Javanicus)

This photo clearly shows the dark ring around the gill opening, one of the distinguishing features of the Giant Moray (Gymnothorax Javanicus).

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Giant Moray (Gymnothorax Javanicus)

A close-up of the unusual skin-like covering on the teeth of a Giant Moray (Gymnothorax Javanicus) at Sail Rock, Koh Phangan.

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Giant Moray (Gymnothorax Javanicus)

In this photo of one of resident Giant Moray's (Gymnothorax Javanicus) at Sail Rock, the unusual sheath-like covering can be seen quite clearly on the tee

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Giant Moray (Gymnothorax Javanicus)

In this photo, the familiar leopard-like markings of the adult Giant Moray (Gymnothorax Javanicus) are clearly visible.