Floral moray eels live in the Indo-West Pacific, the Red Sea and the Western Indian Ocean from Oman to East London. They prefer rocky areas, seagrass beds and reefs in shallow water.

They are also nocturnal feeders, eating crustaceans (mainly crabs) and small fish. If the prey is too large, these eels will knot themselves around their victim in order to tear off smaller pieces.


(Photo: Geoff Spiby)

Species Facts

  • Floral moray eels grow to 75cm in length.
  • Nocturnal feeders.