Green Moray (Gymnothorax funebris)

Also known as Black Moray, Green Conger, Green Congo, Green Eel, Olive-green Moray Eel

Description

Also known as Black Moray, Green Conger, Green Congo, Green Eel, Olive-green Moray Eel.

Found singly during the day in crevices, caves and holes in the reef out at night foraging for food over mangroves and rocky shorelines of reefs.
They feed nocturnally on crustaceans and fish.
Can "take a fancy to divers" if they are not careful.
Length - 250cm
Depth - 1-50m
Widespread Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, Eastern 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/7546

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