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Muraena argus

(Steindachner, 1870)

Argus Moray, Whitespotted Moray

Not Reef Tank Suitable

Not Suitable for Fish-Only Tank

Range: Eastern Pacific Ocean: Mexico to Peru, and the Galapagos Islands.

Size: 47 inches (118 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits deep boulder strewn areas and rocky reef wall at depths between 60 to about 200 feet (18 – 60 m) and stays under rocks and/or in caves during daytime and hunts prey during evening hours when it feeds mainly on smaller fishes and crustaceans.

General Husbandry: Quite drab, having a blackish brown body with tiny white spots. Not collected for the trade.


    Order: Anguilliformes

    Suborder: Muraenoidei

    Family: Muraenidae

    Subfamily: Muraeninae

    Genus: Muraena

FYI: Shown here for identification only. Best left in the wild.

 Muraena argus (Argus Moray, Whitespotted Moray)
Photo © Bob Fenner
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