Geometric moray eels are found on coral reefs in the Red Sea and the Western Indian Ocean south to the Eastern Cape.

They are nocturnal feeders and feed mainly on small fish.  Geometric moray eels are ‘synchronous hermaphrodites’. This means they produce both eggs and sperm simultaneously and can therefore mate with any other geometric eel.  Batches of 8,000 to 12,000 buoyant fertilized eggs are released at a time.

These eels grow to 65cm in length.

Species Facts

  • These eels grow to 65cm in length
  • Geometric eels are ‘synchronous hermaphrodites’