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Freshwater/Brackish/Saltwater Moray Eel Species List

Compiled by your About Guides to Saltwater Aquariums Debbie and Stan Hauter

There are a number of "true" Moray Eels that not only live in marine environments, but also inhabit or may sometimes cross over into fresh and/or brackish water environments as well. In reference to the List of Nominal Species of Muraenidae from the fishbase.org database, using the Present Allocation names category, here are such Moray Eels. The bolded Environment abbreviations denotes their primary water habitat preference (s).
Family Muraenidae Species List
--> Subfamily - Muraeninae
--> Order - Anguilliformes
Present Allocation
Species Name
Common Name(s)
Environment
F=Freshwater
B=Brackish
M=Marine
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Anarchias
seychellensis
Seychelles
Moray
B/M
Echidna
leucotaenia
Whiteface
Moray
B/M
Echidna
rhodochilus
Freshwater
Moray
F/B/M
Gymnothorax
afer
Dark
Moray
B/M
Gymnothorax
fimbriatus
Fimbriated
Moray
B/M
Gymnothorax
polyurandon
Spotted
Freshwater Moray
F/B/M
Gymnothorax
tile
Freshwater
Moray
B/M
Strophidon
sathete
Slender Giant
Moray
F/B/M
Thyrsoidea
macrura
Giant Slender Moray
B/M
Unicolor Snake
Moray
B/M
Uropterygius
micropterus
Tidepool Snake
Moray
B/M
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