Ghost Moray (Gymnothorax phasmatodes)

Also known as Ghost Moray Eel

Description

Also known as Ghost Moray Eel.

Found singly, pairs or with other morays hiding in crevices and holes in debris, rock and rubble over shallow waters often found in tide-pools.
They feed nocturnally on crustaceans and fish.
They can "take a fancy to divers".
Length - 46cm
Depth - 0-30m
Widespread Indo-West 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-phasmatodes.html

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