Whitemouth Moray (species: Gymnothorax meleagris) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Gymnothorax meleagris
Whitemouth Moray

©Anne Hoggett: Whitemouth Moray at MacGillivray Reef
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Anguilliformes
Family Muraenidae
Genus Gymnothorax
Species Gymnothorax meleagris



Distinguishing features

Colour pattern is distinctive: brown with small white spots, interior of mouth white, a dark patch over the gill opening.


  • Up to 100 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Rarely seen

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