Enigmatic Moray (Gymnothorax enigmaticus)

Also known as Assorted Moray, Banded Moray, Enigmatic Moray Eel, Tiger Eel, Tiger Moray

Description

Also known as Assorted Moray, Banded Moray, Enigmatic Moray Eel, Tiger Eel, Tiger Moray.

Found singly in crevices and holes over shallow lagoons and coastal reefs.
They feed nocturnally on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 58cm
Depth - 1-6m
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/Gymnothorax-enigmaticus.html

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