General Description

Body elongate, robust, compressed, dorsal fin low, fleshy, arising on head; snout narrow, bluntly rounded, with visible nostril tubes and a series of large pores surrounded by black along both jaws; mouth large with prominent fang-like teeth; brown to yellowish-brown or bright green, head yellowish. Up to 1.5 m long head to tail tip.


The Green Moray is relatively common on the eastern and western coasts, where it occurs in bays, estuaries, and on coastal and offshore reefs. This curious eel shelters in rocky holes and crevices often amongst kelp, and may bite if provoked.


New Zealand and southern Australia.


Rocky reefs in weedy areas.

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