Reticulated Moray (Gymnothorax richardsonii)

Also known as Anguille Moray, Little Moray, Reticulated Moray Eel, Richardson's Dwarf Moray, Richardson's Moray, Spotted-lip Moray, Y-lined Moray

Description

Also known as Anguille Moray, Little Moray, Reticulated Moray Eel, Richardson's Dwarf Moray, Richardson's Moray, Spotted-lip Moray, Y-lined Moray.

Found singly hiding in crevices and holes or under dead coral, rocks and rubble in shallow waters over lagoons and seaward reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 34cm
Depth - 1-15m
Widespread Indo-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/6579

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