green moray

Scientific name Gymnothorax funebris
Descriptor Ranzani
Year of description 1839
IUCN category LC
Family Muraenidae
Genus Gymnothorax
Gymnothorax funebris Gymnothorax funebris


Gymnothorax funebris, commonly known as green moray, is a salt water fish.

Who is it?


  • Average size
    150 cm
  • Maximum size
    250 cm
  • Longevity
    20 year
  • Average size
    150 cm
  • Maximum size
    250 cm
  • Longevity
    20 year

How to recognize the green moray ?

The green moray measures between 150 and 250 cm.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The green moray hunts in the stalk and is one of the predators of its biotope. Opportunistic, it does not hesitate to attack any smaller animal nearby.

The green moray is a fish solitary naturally found near the rocks. This species is carnivorous . This fish lives mainly at night. Usually, it leaves its hiding place and starts to be active once it gets dark.

This species is territorial and does not appreciate the presence of intruders nearby, especially animals with similar behavior. However, the green moray is generally peaceful with non-territorial animals that cannot be potential prey.


  • Reproduction
  • Migratory species

The green moray is a fish ovipare. This fish protects its eggs from nearby predators.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    23 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 50 m

Biotope presentation

The green moray is most often found at a depth between 1m and 50m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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