The giant moray (Gymnothorax javanicus) is a species of moray eel and a species of marine fish in the family Muraenidae. In terms of body mass, it is the largest moray eel. It is widespread in the Indo-Pacific region living in lagoons and on the outer slopes of coral reefs, during the day it sits sheltered in crevices.
The giant moray is carnivorous, it leaves its lair at night to actively hunt its prey along the reef. It mainly feeds on fish and occasionally on crustaceans. Moray eels' habit of keeping their mouth open is sometimes misinterpreted as a threatening posture but they are kind of shy and they would rather flee than fight.
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