Whitemouth Moray Eel (Gymnothorax meleagris)

What: Whitemouth Moray Eel (Gymnothorax meleagris).
They grow to about 1 meter in length, but this individual was about half that size.

Where: I took this photo while diving at Puako, Hawaii.
This species is common throughout the Indo-Pacific region.


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24 comments:

  1. Those spots are so vivid! Great shot, Bobbie.

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  2. Amazing, your underwater photograph is so incredible and I've seen many sea animals for the first time through your shots.

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  3. Oh boy, keep your hands back. Interesting pattern.
    Great shot!
    B.

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  4. It looks like he's got the measels...lol. Happy WW. Great shot my friend.

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  5. Have not seen this animal before. Looks a bit like turtle...

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  6. How unusual, fantastic photo.

    Cheers
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  7. I always love your photos. You share the most interesting things and you make me want to learn to swim so I can do this. What an experience it must be each time you go down.

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  8. Whoa! The amazing exotic marine life.
    Thanks for sharing. :)

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  9. The spots on it's body is beautiful! :)

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  10. Nice catch!!! Mine's up hope you can drop by... Happy WW!

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  11. Beautiful shot! thanks for sharing the picture and the information too.

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  12. You have a way with those underwater dwellers. Spotty there looks like he is posing just for you.

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  13. that's one amazing shot..beautiful!

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  14. What an amazing photo. It's a stunning Moray!

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  15. An amazing creature - it looks very stylish in your photo. Great pattern.

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  16. What an utterly delightful creature so beautifully photographed.

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  17. Look at that face. Awesome capture as always.

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  18. Once again a lovely shot... Hard to believe how fast they are.. I worked at an aquarium and when we feed them you had to watch your back because they would try to steal fish from you...

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  19. What a fabulous photo capture!! I don't dive so seeing this creature is a treat and an education for me. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Another great capture from you! He looks quite handsome that one - but I would keep my hands to myself!

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  21. Amazing photo and BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  22. I never knew there were so many different types of moray eels until today. Thanks!

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  23. When I saw the word "eel" my first thought was EW! But this one has a kinda cute face. ;-)

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