Tiger Snake Moray (Scuticaria tigrina)

Also known as Leopard Moray, Spotted Eel, Spotted Snake Eel, Tiger Eel, Tiger Moray, Tiger Moray Eel, Tiger Reef-eel

Description

Also known as Leopard Moray, Spotted Eel, Spotted Snake Eel, Tiger Eel, Tiger Moray, Tiger Moray Eel, Tiger Reef-eel.

Found singly in crevices of corals and rocks over lagoons and seaward reefs very secretive usually only seen at night.
They feed on benthic crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 140cm
Depth - 8-25m
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/7450

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