Snowflake Freshwater Moray Eel 10-14inches


The by far most common moray eel sold as a freshwater fish is Gymnothorax tile, it is often simply referred to as ‘freshwater moray eel’. Sometimes it is labeled ‘Indian mud moray’, ‘snowflake eel’ (not to be confused with the other ‘snowflake eel’ Echidna nebulosa) or ‘gold dust moray’. It is grey and has numerous yellow to golden spots spread on the dorsal and lateral part of the body. With age the yellow spots become smaller giving the adults a more or less uniform grey appearance. They are common in the Sundarbans mangrove swamps in East India, but they are also distributed in Indonesia, the Philippines and the Andaman Islands. The species reaches a maximum length of 60 cm (24 inches).

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