Fine-speckled Moray (Echidna delicatula)

Also known as Mottled Moray

Description

Also known as Mottled Moray.

Found singly during the day in crevices and under rocks coming out to feed at night over shallow coral reefs.
Usually coming out to feed at night onward shell invertebrates.
Length - 65cm
Depth - 0-30m
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/23273

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