Common name of Muraena helena
Common name Moray eel
Language English
Type Vernacular
Official trade name No
Rank 3 - (Other common name)
Country United Kingdom
Ref. Wheeler, A., 1992
Life stage juveniles and adults
Sex females and males
Core primary lexeme
1st modifier other fish
2nd modifier
Remarks 'eel' from Middle English, 'ele', from Old English 'ael' and akin to Old High German, 'ãl' (Ref. 11978); 'moray' from Latin 'muraena' and Greek 'myraina', i.e., a fish of which the ancients were very fond. Also Ref. 54735.
Entered by Agustin, Liza Q.
Modified by Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G.
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