Highfin Moray (Gymnothorax pseudothyrsoideus)

Also known as False-spotted Moray, Mottled Moray-eel, Yellow-lined Reef-eel

Description

Also known as False-spotted Moray, Mottled Moray-eel, Yellow-lined Reef-eel.

Found singly hiding in crevasses and under rocks over clear coastal waters over shallow coral and rocky reefs and in tide-pools.
They feed nocturnally on cephalopods, crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 80cm
Depth - 0-150m
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/5395

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