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Brown-spotted moray eel
Gymnothorax reevesii

Family Muraenidae
updated Oct 2016
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.

Tanah Merah, Jun 11

Sharp teeth and tubular nostrils.
Tanah Merah, Jun 11

Brown-spotted moray eels on Singapore shores

Photos of Brown spotted moray eels for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map

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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