Animal Species:Tiger Moray, Gymnothorax enigmaticus McCosker & Randall, 1982

Tiger Morays are whitish, often with darker mottling dorsally.  They have 17-21 dark bands that are narrower than the pale interspaces.

Standard Common Name

Tiger Moray

Alternative Name/s

Enigmatic Moray

Size range

It grows to about 58 cm in length.


The species occurs in shallow tropical Indo-west Pacific waters.

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.

Gymnothorax enigmaticus


  1.  Randall, J.E. 2005. Reef and Shore Fishes of the South Pacific. University of Hawai'i Press. Pp. 707.

Mark McGrouther , Senior Fellow
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