Dwarf Moray (Gymnothorax melatremus)

Also known as Blackspot Moray, Dirty Yellow Moray, Golden Dwarf Moray, Golden Dwarf Moray Eel, Golden Moray

Description

Also known as Blackspot Moray, Dirty Yellow Moray, Golden Dwarf Moray, Golden Dwarf Moray Eel, Golden Moray.

Found singly and secretive in crevices and holes of corals and rocks over surge zones to deeper waters of seaward reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 30cm
Depth - 1-60m
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/7284

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