Greyface Moray, Gymnothorax thyrsoideus Click to enlarge image
A Greyface Moray, Gymnothorax thyrsoideus, at a depth of 9m on the wreck Bianka II, off Pasar Wajo, Buton Island, Wakatobi National Park, Indonesia, 9 September 2012. Image: Erik Schlögl
© Erik Schlögl

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    thyrsoideus
    Genus
    Gymnothorax
    Order
    Anguilliformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia

Introduction

The Greyface Moray can be recognised by the light brown colour of its body, its white to purplish snout and silvery white eyes.



Distribution

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.



References

  1. Allen, G.R. & R. Swainston. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 201.(as Siderea thrysoidea)