Snowflake Moray (Echidna nebulosa)

Also known as Bosch's Moray, Bosch's Moray Eel, Bosch's Reef Eel, Clouded Eel, Clouded Moray, Clouded Reef Eel, Diamond-backed Moray, Floral Eel, Flowery Eel, Nebulous Moray Eel, Snowflake Eel, Starry Eel, Starry Moray Eel, Zebra Moray

Description

Also known as Bosch's Moray, Bosch's Moray Eel, Bosch's Reef Eel, Clouded Eel, Clouded Moray, Clouded Reef Eel, Diamond-backed Moray, Floral Eel, Flowery Eel, Nebulous Moray Eel, Snowflake Eel, Starry Eel, Starry Moray Eel, Zebra Moray.

Found singly hiding in crevices of corals and rocks over intertidal reef flats of shallow lagoons and seaward reefs.
They feed nocturnally on crustaceans.
Length - 60cm
Depth - 1-40m
Widespread Southeast Atlantic, Eastern Central Pacific, 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/5388

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