Palechin Moray (Gymnothorax herrei)

Also known as Herre's Moray, Lichen Moray


Also known as Herre's Moray, Lichen Moray.

Found singly or in small groups often in tide pools and shallow coastal coral and rocky reefs.
They feed nocturnally on crustaceans and small fish can "take a fancy too divers" if they are not careful.
Length - 30m
Depth - 0-12m
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! (edit) Ref:


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