Grey Moray (Gymnothorax griseus)

Also known as Geometric Moray, Geometric Moray Eel

Description

Also known as Geometric Moray, Geometric Moray Eel.

Found singly during the day over shallow coastal waters in caves, crevices and under rocks, dispersing at night to hunt for food over coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 65cm
Depth - 1-40m
Widespread Western Indian Ocean

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! (edit) Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/8058

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