The turkey moray (Gymnothorax meleagris), also known as the guineafowl moray or as the white-mouth/whitemouth moray is a species of marine fish in the family Muraenidae. The turkey moray is a medium size moray which can reach a maximum length of 120 cm, but specimens usually encountered are much smaller.
Short description - Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 0; Vertebrae: 127 - 132. Mouth white inside, contrasting the outer dark skin with small white spots.
Turkey moray habitat
This species most commonly occurs in coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs from depths of 1 m to at least 50 m. It prefers very shallow depth and juveniles are often found in intertidal zones (Kuiter 1998). It is often seen hunting during low tide among partly exposed reefs (Kuiter and Tonozuka 2001). Gymnothorax meleagris feeds mainly on fishes, also on crustaceans, by day and probably also at night (Hobson 1974).