Dragon Moray (Enchelycore pardalis)

Also known as Dragon Eel, Dragon Moray Eel, Hawaiian Dragon Eel, Japanese Dragon Eel, Leopard Moray, Leopard Moray Eel

Description

Also known as Dragon Eel, Dragon Moray Eel, Hawaiian Dragon Eel, Japanese Dragon Eel, Leopard Moray, Leopard Moray Eel.

Found singly with head poking out of crevices in corals and rocks over coral and rocky reefs.
They feed nocturnally on fish.
Length - 90cm
Depth - 8-60m
Widespread Indo-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/Enchelycore-pardalis.html

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