In certain exhibits throughout Adventure Aquarium you’ll spot them swimming and slithering through the water. They are unusual, rare and exotic – they’re Adventure Aquarium’s Spotted Moray Eels!
A Spotted Moray is a medium to large Moray Eel with a long snake-like body, white or pale yellow in color with small overlapping dark-brown spots. Typical length is around 60 centimeters, but recent specimens suggest to maximum size of this moray is almost 7 feet. The spotted moray is found in the Western Atlantic Ocean from North Carolina and Bermuda to Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Spotted morays are solitary animals, and are usually seen in holes, with only the head protruding. They are active during the day, feeding at the sea bottom on crustaceans and other fish.