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Muraena helena

Linnaeus, 1758

Marbled Moray, Mediterranean Moray

Not Reef Tank Suitable

Not Suitable for Fish-Only Tank

Range: Eastern Atlantic Ocean: South of British Isles to Senegal, including the Mediterranean, Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands, and Cape Verde.

Size: 50 inches (125 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits deep rocky inshore areas between 15 to about 180 feet (5 – 50 m) and stays under rocks and/or in caves during daytime and hunts prey during evening hours when it feeds mainly on smaller fishes, crabs and squid.

General Husbandry: Has a yellow mottled brown body. 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 helena (Marbled Moray, Mediterranean Moray)
Photo © Robert Patzner
Muraena argus Muraena melanotis
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