Latin name: Muraena
Other names: Murena, Murenula
Category: Fish

A fish that twists itself in circles

General Attributes

The muraena is a fish that twists itself in circles. It has only a female sex. It can be killed with difficulty by a blow to the head, but a blow to the tail kills it immediately. The Romans considered it a delicacy.


The muraena is the genus name for a variety of large eels found in the Mediterranean, including the moray.