Green moray

• Nome científico: Gymnothorax funebris
• Classe: Fish
• Hábitos alimentares: Carnivore
• Status de conservação: Least concern

Informações gerais:

The green moray eel is found in waters shallower than 30 m in depth. Throughout his life, his color changes and changes from black in juveniles to dark green in adults. They are nocturnal predators with strong teeth. They feed actively, when they enter small crevices and caves to hunt for fish and other organisms that are hiding. Part of the morays reputation as being wicked animals is due to the fact that they usually open and close their mouths, showing their sharp teeth. Although this behavior seems threatening, the moray eel does it to breathe.


30 years.


In a natural environment it consumes fish, crabs, shrimp, octopuses and squid. And at the São Paulo Aquarium, fish, crustaceans and squid.


250 centimeters.


29 kilos.

Distribuição geográfica:

Inhabits the Atlantic Ocean, from the USA to Brazil. An individual has already been found on the west coast of North Africa.


Green moray ewes are currently not considered to be threatened with extinction, and have not suffered major threats.


This species inhabits rocky intertidal areas, coral reefs, mangroves and other places with sandy bottoms and turbid waters.


This species migrates to specific breeding points, where external fertilization occurs. There, millions of eggs are released into the environment, but only a few are fertilized and even fewer reach adulthood.

Localização no Aquário de São Paulo:

Marine World Sector.