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GIANT MORAY (Gymnothorax javanicus)

GIANT MORAY (Gymnothorax javanicus)got its name deservedly. Among all members of the family marinovich she has the largest size, growing in length to 2.5-3 meters and reaching a weight of 30-35 kg.

Giant Moray eel

The habitat of giant eels is tropical and temperate waters of Indian and Pacific oceans and the Red and the Yellow sea. Open water predator eschews, most of his life conducting in the shelter. This can be coral reefs and rocky ocean floor and wall, full of cracks, caves and grottoes.
Snake-like, laterally compressed, the body of a predator, which easily penetrates into these natural shelters. Usually remain outside of the cave head, always with his mouth slightly open, and the front part of the body.

Coloring giant morays masks. Head, upper body and fins are painted in yellow-brown color, on which are scattered numerous large and small dark markings that makes the fish look like a leopard. The abdominal part of the body has virtually no blemishes.

Giant Moray eel in his hideout

Giant Moray leads a solitary lifestyle, active mostly at night. Eats any fish or shellfish, which can catch. It is sometimes called “marine corpsman” as she often eat sick and weak fishes. Deeper than 50 meters this kind of eels do not occur.

Giant Moray eel on the procedure for cleaning the teeth

On the reproduction of the predator is little known. Young individuals are very small, at first feed on zooplankton. Growing up, they move to the reef shelf, where hiding from enemies, the main ones are sharks and prey on small fish.

Gymnothorax javanicus

To man the giant Moray is very loyal. The attack occurs only after persistent chasing fish, or her careless concern. The grasp of a predator-like grip of the bulldog’s jaw she open her only after death, and the wound from its sharp teeth deep, painful and long to heal.

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