Form & Function
Like most other eel species, the green moray has an elongate, scaleless body with a long dorsal fin extending along the length of the body that seams with the caudal and anal fins. This is one of the largest eel species, reaching lengths of up to 8 feet. Their bodies are brown but get a green coloration due to a layer of yellow mucus. The layer of mucus that covers this eel helps to protect it from parasites and harmful bacteria. The green moray eel is able to wrap its body into a knot to help provide it leverage when feeding on larger prey.
Conservation & YOu
Least concern (IUCN) Their populations face no major threats, but this species is susceptible to habitat loss due to changing environmental conditions. You can help the green moray by supporting habitat protection.