Fangtooth Moray (Enchelycore anatina)

Also known as Atlantic Fangtooth Moray, Birdeye Conger, Fangtooth Moray Eel, Tiger Moray, West African Fangtooth Moray Eel

Description

Also known as Atlantic Fangtooth Moray, Birdeye Conger, Fangtooth Moray Eel, Tiger Moray, West African Fangtooth Moray Eel.

Found singly hiding in crevices and under rocks over coral and rocky reefs.
The feed on crustaceans and fish.
Length - 120cm
Depth - 3-60m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean

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-anatina

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