Gymnothorax margaritophorusis commonly referred to as Blotch-necked moray. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Gymnothorax margaritophorus most commonly occurs around reef flats and outer reef slopes.
The Blotch-necked moray is thought to be common, however due to its cryptic coloration it is rarely seen.
Habitat: Gymnothorax margaritophorus is found at reef flats and outer reef slopes.
The bite of a moray eel can also be fatal for humans, depending on the size and bite depth of the animals.
The penetration of the pointed teeth of a moray eel into the human skin is very painful in any case and a doctor should definitely be consulted, as the saliva of morays is poisonous and contains a variety of different bacteria. In any case, a doctor should look at the bite marks to treat or rule out possible blood poisoning
Please always feed moray eels with feeding tongs to avoid accidents, no matter if the animal(s) is/are trustworthy!