Goldentail Moray (Gymnothorax miliaris)

Also known as Bastard Eel, Conger Moray, Golden Moray Eel, Gold-spotted Moray, Yellow Banana Eel, Yellow Canary Moray Eel

Description

Also known as Bastard Eel, Conger Moray, Golden Moray Eel, Gold-spotted Moray, Yellow Banana Eel, Yellow Canary Moray Eel.

Found singly amongst coral, debris, rocks and rubble over rocky shorelines of coral reefs.
They feed on crustaceans, small fish, small invertebrates and molluscs.
Can "take a fancy to divers" if they are not careful.
Length - 46cm
Depth - 0-60m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic, Western Atlantic, Caribbean

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/1103

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