Chestnut moray

The Caribbean chestnut moray inhabits coral and rocky reefs.

The Chestnut moray lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 1 - 20 m environment.

The Caribbean chestnut moray, Enchelycore carychroa, is a moray eel of the family Muraenidae, found in the western Atlantic from Bermuda, southern Florida, the Bahamas, and the western Gulf of Mexico to Brazil, at depths of between 1 and 20 m. More

Both the Viper Moray and Chestnut Moray can be distinguished by arching jaws that exhibit a nasty looking set of teeth even when their mouths remain shut. Vipers reach a length of slightly over two feet. More

The standard length of the Caribbean chestnut moray is 244 millimeters. This image was taken with a Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro 12.3-megapixel camera with a 105-millimeter f/2.8D AF Micro-Nikkor lens and dual Nikon SB28 flash units. More

Common names

Caribbean chestnut moray in English
Chestnut moray in English
morena castaña in Spanish (español)
Morena lucia enana in Spanish (español)
Morena parda in Spanish (español)
Muréna bahamská in Czech (česky)
栗色泽鳝 in Mandarin Chinese
栗色澤鱔 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Anguilliformes
Family : Muraenidae
Genus : Enchelycore
Species : Enchelycore carychroa
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