Yellowmargin Moray (Gymnothorax flavimarginatus)

Also known as Leopard Eel, Leopard Moray, Speckled Moray, Speckled Moray Eel, Yellow Edged Moray, Yellow Edged Moray Eel, Yellowmargin Moray Eel, Yellow-Margined Moray, Yellow-Margined Moray Eel

Description

Also known as Leopard Eel, Leopard Moray, Speckled Moray, Speckled Moray Eel, Yellow Edged Moray, Yellow Edged Moray Eel, Yellowmargin Moray Eel, Yellow-Margined Moray, Yellow-Margined Moray Eel.

Found singly, pairs or with other morays hiding in crevices and holes in debris, rock and rubble over rocky areas of reef flats and protected shorelines of seaward reefs.
They feed nocturnally on crustaceans, fish and octopus.
Can "take a fancy to divers" if they are not careful.
Length - 240cm
Depth - 1-150m
Widespread Southeast Atlantic, Eastern 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/5392

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