Australian Mottled Moray (Gymnothorax prionodon)

Also known as Indo-Pacific Spotted Moray, Mosaic Moray, Mottled Moray, Sawtooth Moray, Sawtooth Moray Eel, Saw-toothed Eel, Spotted Moray

Description

Also known as Indo-Pacific Spotted Moray, Mosaic Moray, Mottled Moray, Sawtooth Moray, Sawtooth Moray Eel, Saw-toothed Eel, Spotted Moray.

Found singly in crevices and holes over coastal waters.
They feed on cephalopods, crustaceans and small fish.
If provoked this one will bite at lightening speed!
Length - 150cm
Depth - 5-80m
Widespread Western 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/24355

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