Green Moray Eel

The fang-like teeth of the moray eel can be seen each time it forces oxygen-rich water into its mouth and over its gills. They can get up to 8 feet in length and weigh up to 63 pounds.

  • Scientific Name: Gymnothorax funebris
  • Range: Western Atlantic Ocean from New Jersey to Bermuda, and northern Gulf of Mexico southward to Brazil
  • Status in the Wild: Unknown
  • Location in the Zoo: Kipp Aquarium
  • Cool Animal Fact: Green moray eels are actually blue, but a yellow mucus on their skin makes them appear green. The mucus covering protects against abrasion against jagged caves and rocky crevices.