White-Mouth Moray eel (Gymnothorax Meleagris)

Unusual Moray Eel

While diving on Octopus Reef off Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I noticed a strange looking Moray Eel with its head protruding from a hole. It seemed unlike any other Moray Eel that I had seen before. A clo...
Granite Moray Eel (Uropterygius sp. ) appears to be an undescribed Moray Eel found on the Tanzanian mainland coast

Granite Moray Eel – Facts and Photographs

The Granite Moray Eel (Uropterygius sp.) appears to be an undescribed Moray Eel found on the Tanzanian mainland coast which is probably in the Uropterygius  genus.  To date no one has been able to identify ...
Tiger Reef Eel (Scuticaria tigrina) is also known as the Tiger Snake Moray Eel

Tiger Reef Eel – Facts and Photographs

The Tiger Reef Eel (Scuticaria tigrina) is also known as the Tiger Snake Moray Eel and the Tiger Moray Eel . They are reclusive eels and are not commonly seen out in the open during the day. Usually one onl...

Unidentified Eel Species

Can anyone identify this Eel.  Only seen so far on the Tanzanian coast around Dar es Salaam. In some 600 dives I have seen five so they are pretty rare. Only once have I seen one out in the open and it was ...
snowflake moray (Echidna nebulosa) also known as the floral moray and clouded moray

Snowflake Moray Eel-Facts and Photographs

The Snowflake moray (Echidna nebulosa) also known as the Floral Moray Eel, the Starry Moray Eel and the Clouded Moray Eel.  They are not common in Tanzanian waters but neither are they very rare. APPEARANC...
Fimbriated Moray Eel (Gymnothorax fimbriatus) is also known as the spot-face moray and the darkspotted moray

Fimbriated Moray Eel-Facts and Photographs

The Fimbriated Moray Eel (Gymnothorax fimbriatus) is also known as the spot-face moray, the darkspotted moray and the Cheetah Moray. They are rare in Tanzanian waters and we have sighted very few specimens,...
ribbon eel (Rhinomuraena quaesita) is also known as the leaf-nosed moray eel.

Ribbon Eel-Facts Video and Photographs

The ribbon eel (Rhinomuraena quaesita) is also known as the leaf-nosed moray eel. With their enlarged nostrils and distinctive coloration they are easily distinguished from any other eel. Due to their un...
geometric moray (Gymnothorax griseus)

Geometric Moray Eel-Facts and Photographs

The Geometric Moray Eel (Gymnothorax griseus) is one of the smaller and more docile moray eels. They are relatively common on the Tanzanian coast and are sometimes seen in large numbers in small caves, with...
laced moray (Gymnothorax favagineus) also known as the leopard moray,

Honeycomb Moray Eel-Facts and Photographs

The Honeycomb moray (Gymnothorax favagineus) also known as the leopard or laced moray is one of the larger more attractive morays. APPEARANCE The Honeycomb moray eel is a light whitish brown to yellow...
zebra moray, Gymnomuraena zebra, a species of moray eel in the family Muraenidae

Zebra Moray Eel- Facts and Photographs

The zebra moray, Gymnomuraena zebra as its name implies is a dark colored moray with white stripes. They are one of the more reclusive moray eels. As they are nocturnal they are not commonly seen. APPEARAN...
giant moray (Gymnothorax javanicus)

Giant Moray Eel-Facts and Photographs

The Giant moray (Gymnothorax javanicus) is the largest moray eel in terms of mass. An adult has a formidable set of rear facing teeth to go with its proportionally large mouth. As can be seen in the images,...

Grumpy Moray Eel

A grumpy moray eel attempts to warn off potential predators by showing off his sharp pearly whites and his large gaping mouth. Photographed while scuba...

Moray on Dynamited Reef

A moray eel photographed off the coast of Kingamboni, Dar es Salaam, hiding beneath what was once a flourishing coral reef, but now is just fragments and urchins. Photo by Renee Blundon....
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Mesmerizing Ribbon Eel

A mesmerizing ribbon eel (Rhinomuraena quaesita) filmed while scuba diving at Kankadya in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The eel's long thin body moves elegantly through the water resembling a ribbon or a mythical Ch...
Eels white-mouth moray eel (Caesio xanthonota)

Eels

Eels (Anguilliformes) are an order of fish that consists of four suborders, 20 families, 111 genera and about 800 different species. Most are predators. The term "eel" is also used for some other similarly shap...
Electric Eel

Electric Eel Head Shot

A head shot of an electric eel (Electrophorus electricus), capable of generating powerful electric shocks of up to 650 volts, which it uses for hunting, self-defense and communicating with fellow eels....

Garden Eels

Two garden eels Congrida Heterocongrinae poking their heads from their burrows while most of their bodies remain hidden. Garden eels live in large groups on the sea floor, with the many eel heads resembling...