- Giant Moray Gymnothorax javanicus (Bleeker 1859) Actinopterygii > Anguilliformes > Muraenidae > Gymnothorax A common brown moray with a large black blotch surrounding the gill opening and black speckles on the head that resemble leopard spots further back on the body. Juveniles are tan with numerous large black spots. The Giant Moray is the largest moray eel species in the Indo-Pacific. These morays may be dangerous if provoked, and the species has been implicated in attacks on humans. Large individuals may also cause ciguatera poisoning. Video of a Giant Moray attacking and eventually swallowing a stonefish in the Red Sea, 2007. Video of a battle between a Banded Moray and Giant Moray Video of a Giant Moray at a cleaning station in the Red Sea. Video of why Giant Morays may be dangerous - not for the squeamish!
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