Honeycomb Moray, also known as Ocellated Moray, is a type of eel found in the Western Atlantic Ocean. Its scientific name is Gymnothorax saxicola.
Sometimes, people buy this eel for their aquariums.
Honeycomb Moray is mostly found in seagrass beds and banks but not in bays or coral reefs. It’s not safe for coral reef environments.
Honeycomb Moray Interesting Facts
- Honeycomb Moray grows up to 23.6 inches (60.0 centimeters) long and is popular in aquariums.
- They inhabit seagrass beds and banks but not coral reefs due to safety concerns.
- Found in subtropical waters, their range stretches from New Jersey to Belize.
- These eels reproduce by laying eggs (oviparous).
Honeycomb Moray Habitat
Honeycomb Moray is found in the Western Atlantic Ocean.
Its habitat range stretches from New Jersey and Bermuda down to southern Florida, as well as the eastern Gulf of Mexico, reaching the Mississippi River Delta.
Sightings have also been reported in Cuba and Belize.
Honeycomb Moray prefers marine environments near the ocean floor (demersal) at depths of 10 to 19 meters.
It thrives in subtropical waters, between latitudes of 41°N to 16°N and longitudes of 98°W to 64°W.
Honeycomb Moray Physical Characteristics
Size: 23.6 inches (60.0 centimeters)
Honeycomb Moray grows up to 23.6 inches (60.0 centimeters) long.
Honeycomb Moray Reproduction
Honeycomb Moray reproduces by laying eggs, which is known as being oviparous.