Slendertail Moray (Gymnothorax gracilicauda)

Also known as Graceful-tailed Moray


Also known as Graceful-tailed Moray.

Found singly around corals and rocks of lagoons and seaward reefs.
They feed on smaller eels, small fish and invertebrates.
Length - 32cm
Depth - 0-20m
Widespread Pacific 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! Ref:


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