Giant Moray

Gymnothorax javanicus
Murène javanaise
Puhi rauti

Interesting facts

This moray eel is one of the most massive eels in Polynesia. We can find it on the external slope up to 165 feet everywhere in the lagoon. It is a rather nocturnal animal that will exit its hideout to chase interesting prey. It is a common specie in our waters, and a frequent carrier of ciguatera. It eats fish, crabs, and squid.


Photo Credit: John Hoover