Spotted Moray (Gymnothorax moringa)

Also known as Common Conger, Common-spotted Moray, Conger, Conger Eel, Hamlet, Red Moray, Speckled Moray, Spotted Moray Eel, White-chinned Moray, White-jawed Moray, White-jawed Moray Eel

Description

Also known as Common Conger, Common-spotted Moray, Conger, Conger Eel, Hamlet, Red Moray, Speckled Moray, Spotted Moray Eel, White-chinned Moray, White-jawed Moray, White-jawed Moray Eel.

Found singly over coral, rock and grassy areas of shallow murky bays, harbours and coral reefs.
They feed nocturnally on benthic crustaceans and fish.
Can "take a fancy to divers" if they are not careful.
Length - 100m
Depth - 0-200m
Widespread Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean

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/7547

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