The White-Eye Moray Eel (Gymnothorax thyrsoideus) is a marine (saltwater) fish. It is also called the Greyface Moray.
The White-Eye Moray Eel is a long snake-like fish in the eel family. It is beige to brown with small dark speckles. It has a grey head and distinctive white eyes. It has a paddle tail.
It is a medium-sized fish, measuring about 40-66 centimetres (16-26 inches) long.
It is native from the East Indian Ocean to the South Pacific Ocean. It prefers saltwater tide pools, reefs, and lagoons.
The White-Eye Moray Eel is carnivorous, eating fish, crabs, shrimp, and aquatic animals.
It is nocturnal, active during the night when it hunts for food.
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