Whitemouth Moray (Gymnothorax meleagris)

Also known as Guinea Moray Eel, Guineafowl Moray, Guineafowl Moray Eel, Painted Moray, Spotted Eel, Spotted Moray, Turkey Moray, White-spotted Moray

Description

Also known as Guinea Moray Eel, Guineafowl Moray, Guineafowl Moray Eel, Painted Moray, Spotted Eel, Spotted Moray, Turkey Moray, White-spotted Moray.

Found singly or in pairs hiding in crevices and holes in debris, rock and rubble over shallow lagoons and seaward reefs rich in coral growth.
They feed nocturnally on crustaceans, fish.
Length - 120cm
Depth - 1-50m
Widespread Southeast Atlantic, 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/Gymnothorax-meleagris

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