Also known as Banded Mud Moray.
Found singly in holes in the reef or buried in the sand by entering the sand tail first so just the head is showing over lagoons and reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and smaller fish.
Length - 60cm
Depth - 5-30m
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/10139