The green moray eel (Gymnothorax funebris) of the family Muraenidae, occurs in the tropical and subtropical western Atlantic from New Jersey via Bermuda to the coast of southern Brazil, as well as in the Caribbean and the northern Gulf of Mexico. It mainly inhabits coral and rocky reefs as well as mangrove areas at depths of up to 30 meters. The moray eels also penetrate into estuaries and harbor basins.
Green moray eels are loners and usually spend the day hidden in caves and crevices. Occasionally, however, they swim freely. They are nocturnal and feed on fish, crayfish, cuttlefish and octopus. The reproductive biology of the green moray eel is unknown.
At Sail Rock, our top dive site between Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, you might be lucky to find a green moray eel. Ask your dive guide to keep an eye out.