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Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrate > fishes > Family Muraenidae
Brown-spotted moray eel
Gymnothorax reevesii

Family Muraenidae
updated Sep 2019
Where seen? This spotted snake-like fish is sometimes seen on our Northern shores, near reefs and among coral rubble.

Features: To about 60cm. Body a flattened cylinder, brown with large dark brown roundish blotches. A predator, it has been observed to forage at night, lunging suddenly when prey is spotted.

Sometimes mistaken for sea snakes. Here's more on how to tell apart sea snakes, eels and eel-like animals.

Sharp teeth and tubular nostrils.
Tanah Merah, Jun 11

Tanah Merah, Jun 11

Beting Bronok, Jul 19

Photo shared by Jianlin Liu on facebook.

Brown-spotted moray eels on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores

Chek Jawa, Jul 2016

Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.

Beting Bronok, Jun 17
Photo shared by Toh Chay Hoon on facebook.

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