Painted Moray (species: Gymnothorax pictus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Gymnothorax pictus
Painted Moray

©Anne Hoggett: Gymnothorax pictus at South Island, Lizard Island Group

©Anne Hoggett: Head and tail of Gymnothorax pictus emerging from rock exposed at low tide at South Island, Lizard Island Group.

©Paul Asman: Gymnothorax pictus at Anchor Bay, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Anguilliformes
Family Muraenidae
Genus Gymnothorax
Species Gymnothorax pictus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene (1997). Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea: Second edition Crawford House Publishing, Bathurst, NSW.