Moray eel

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Though rather reclusive, the reef safe Zebra Moray Eel is very peaceful and slow moving. It needs lots of rock in order to conceal its entire body, but once comfortable in its environment, it will venture out for food. More

Hidden Moray Eel Jaws Found = From Microcosm Aquarium Explorer Jump to: navigation , search Image:Eel jaws f_476x300. More

Moray eels are cosmopolitan eels of the family Muraenidae. More

of the largest Indo-Pacific moray eels and can grow to almost 10 feet in length (300 cm). It spends most of its time in caves and crevices but may be observed free-swimming as well. More

The green moray eel, Gymnothorax funebris (Ranzani, 1839), aka black moray, green cong, green conger, green congo, green eel, and olive-green moray eel, is one of the most common and one of the largest of the moray eels. These eels average 1. More

* Can Moray Eels Live in Freshwater? - True Saltwater VS So-Called Freshwater... * Feeding Saltwater Fish and Invertebrates - Introduction: Understanding The ... More

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���� Moray eels live in both tropical and subtropical seas.� They are found in Atlantic Ocean waters from New Jersey in the United States all the way to the country of Brazil. More

Green Moray Eels have poor sight. They have no pectoral or pelvic fins. The eel has a very good sense of smell. Moray eels must open and close their mouths constantly in order to circulate water over their gills. More

There are 80 plus species of moray eel - in Hawaiian "Puhi" - of the family Muraenidae. They differ from other eels in having small rounded gill openings and in generally lacking pectoral fins. More

Moray eels' heads are too narrow to create the negative pressure that most fish use to swallow prey. Quite possibly because of this, they have a second set of jaws in their throat called pharyngeal jaws, which also possess teeth. More

More impressive moray eel at 18 inches. LA Pic Two 16 inchers in boring empty 10-gallon tank. Add some décor. Origins: Most freshwater moray eels come from the mouths of rivers where they pour into the ocean. More

Several species of moray eel can be kept in aquariums but it is important to research the particular species you are interested since their requirements and maximal size varies. More

Moray Eels can be exciting and challenging marine life to keep. A big warning should go along with them. It can be dangerous to keep a moray eel, as they aren’t always the nicest of fellows. More

Moray eels vary considerably in size depending on species, from the ribbon moray at around 25 cm to the giant moray which can be as much as 4 metres in length. Similarly, skin diversity and colour has as many variations as there are species. More

Anatomy: Moray eels have skin that is scaleless, thick, camouflaged, and covered with protective mucus. The eyes are tiny, and this fish has very bad vision. Morays have a small, circular gill on each side of the head, well behind the mouth. More

Moray eel darts out of its lair to catch a yellow tang. The eel has an unusual set of jaws (purple): they move forward to carry small fish down the gullet. More

the moray eel has also some loyal friends: it maintains a commensal relationship with small shrimps and wrasses known as "cleaners". More

Moray EelA nocturnal predator which has developed a keen sense of smell due to poor eyesight, the moray eel feeds on damsel fish and cardinal fish hiding within the coral reefs. The octopus is another victim of the moray eel. More

The Black Edge Moray Eel originates from the reefs of the Western Atlantic. It is brown in color with stunning golden spots covering the entire body. The underside of the eel is also gold in color, and the tail is outlined in black, which gives it its name. More

Snowflake Moray Eel is safe to house with any fish it cannot easily swallow. It can be housed with some invertebrates, like anemones and corals, but not crustaceans. The wild Snowflake Moray is a nocturnal predator, ambushing fish and crustaceans. More

* The five species of moray eel: New Zealand's five species of moray eel are found in the north-eastern part of the North Island. * The yellow moray is the most common coastal species. More

Building a Freshwater Moray Eel Habitat Plants Plants and Nutrients Plant Arranging Algae: The Green Plague and the planted tank Disinfecting Plants Year-end Wrap-up 2002 Top 10 2001 More

a Moray Eel in a picture book about sea creatures. The monster was emerging, snake-like, from a rocky reef with jaws agape and rows of sinister teeth glistening in its mouth. I always tried to avoid looking at that page of the book. More

moray eels are best left in the seas from which they came. Generally they get too big, are too ornery, even dangerous for aquarists, rendering bacteria-infested bites to the unwary. More

Common names

Ami-utsubo in Japanese (日本語)
Cá L?ch khoang in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá Lịch khoang in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Dusky-banded moray in English
Lesser moray in English
Moray eel in English
Muréna menší in Czech (česky)
Muréna menší in Czech (česky)
Muréna znamenaná in Czech (česky)
Na-mang-gom-ch'i in Korean (한국어)
Net morey in English
Puhi 'oiro in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Reticulated moray-eel in English
Reticulated morey in English
spotted moray in English
Wǎng wén luǒ xiōng shàn in Mandarin Chinese
小裸胸鱔 in Mandarin Chinese
小裸胸鳝 in Mandarin Chinese
疏条纹裸胸鯙 in Mandarin Chinese
疏條紋裸胸鯙 in Mandarin Chinese
網紋裸胸鱔 in Mandarin Chinese
网纹裸胸鳝 in Mandarin Chinese
薯鰻 in Mandarin Chinese
薯鳗 in Mandarin Chinese
虎鰻 in Mandarin Chinese
虎鳗 in Mandarin Chinese
錢鰻 in Mandarin Chinese
钱鳗 in Mandarin Chinese
나망곰치 in Korean (한국어)

Picture of Gymnothorax reticularis has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial.
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Order : Anguilliformes
Family : Muraenidae
Genus : Gymnothorax
Species : Gymnothorax reticularis
Authority : Temminck & Schlegel, 1846