Also known as Ghost Moray Eel.
Found singly, pairs or with other morays hiding in crevices and holes in debris, rock and rubble over shallow waters often found in tide-pools.
They feed nocturnally on crustaceans and fish.
They can "take a fancy to divers".
Length - 46cm
Depth - 0-30m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific
Morays open and close their mouths to move water through their gills for respiration.
This behaviour can often be seen as a threat especially towards divers, in fact this is far from the truth, they are very shy creatures and will only attack if provoked! Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Gymnothorax-phasmatodes.html