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Gymnothorax griseus

(Lacep├Ęde, 1803)


Ron Silver https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=614142915291322&set=a.311735538865396.69506.311644538874496&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf

Ron Silver The problem(s) with common names are truly endless........this moray eel is known as the Peppered Moray (as well as the Geometric Moray), but its scientific name is Gymnothorax griseus. Here's a picture of G. pictus which is also known as the Peppered Moray (as well as the Painted Moray): http://australianmuseum.net.au/Peppered-Moray-Gymnothorax-pictus-Ahl-1789/

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 02 Nov 2013
Nick More

Stuart Pearce Beautiful shot :)

Nick More thanks Stuart Pearce. I love these guys!

Odie Paras Great shot..

Ernst Andres Wuuuhuuuuuuuuuuuu... <3 FANTASTIIIC <3 (Y) me 2 me 2

Nick More is this a peepered moray eel Ron Silver?

Ron Silver Trouble with common names - some likely know this as the Peppered Moray (other species of morays also have that common name) and others know this as the Geometric Moray, but, either way, this is Gymnothorax griseus.

Nick More thanks , are they parasites on his chin?

Ron Silver Yes, appear to be the egg cases of a parasitic copepod.

Nick More poor bugger

Ron Silver Fortunately, they don't seem to do much harm or else they would not be successful.

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 23 Oct 2013
Rene Zuch

Ron Silver Pepper Moray Eel, Gymnothorax eurostus

Rene Zuch Ron Silver Thanks for the info

Tina Caron That's a cool looking eel and shot!

Patricia Perret Sorry Ron Silver but this moray is Gymnothorax griseus, very famous in the Red Sea where I am diving everydays. errare humanum est!

Patricia Perret Nice shot Rene Zuch

Ron Silver Mea culpa. Too many irons in the fire! :-(

Debbie Wallace GREAT shot, Rene!

Annie Bodar superbe merci

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 11 Oct 2013
Moataz Adel

Ron Silver Geometric Moray Eel, Gymnothorax griseus

Message posted on UWphotographers on 15 Nov 2013
Moataz Adel

Ron Silver Geometric Moray Eel, Gymnothorax griseus

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 15 Nov 2013
Moataz Adel

Ron Silver Geometric Moray Eel, Gymnothorax griseus

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 15 Nov 2013
Moataz Adel

Ron Silver Geometric Moray Eel, Gymnothorax griseus

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 15 Nov 2013
Ernst Andres 1 other model Egypt - Red Sea - SafagaOlympus Kamera C 8080 WZ in Olympus PT 023 UW - housing; f/3,2; 23,4mm; 1/125s; ISO 100

John Paul Connor Wow Nice Picture my friend

Stuart Pearce Great shot :)

Ernst Andres Thank you very much John and Stuart :-)

Ron Silver Pepper Moray Eel, Gymnothorax griseus

Ernst Andres Thank you Ron :-) Thanks everybody 4 like :-)

Mark Springs Great pic

Ilse Merz WOW!

Ernst Andres Thank you Mark and Ilse :-)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 04 Sep 2013
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Chordata (Phylum)
    Vertebrata (Subphylum)
      Gnathostomata (Superclass)
        Pisces (Superclass)
          Actinopterygii (Class)
            Anguilliformes (Order)
              Muraenidae (Family)
                Gymnothorax (Genus)
                  Gymnothorax griseus (Species)
Associated Species