Ribbon moray

The ribbon eel, Rhinomuraena quaesita, or Bernis eel, is a species of saltwater eels, the only member of the genus Rhinomuraena of the Muraenidae family of order Anguilliformes.

The ribbon moray is an unusual and distinctive moray. The body is extremely elongate, slender and laterally compressed. The anterior nostrils are greatly enlarged and funnel-shaped. Jaws with a row of short, sharp, conical teeth. More

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

Common Name(s): Blue ribbon eel, Also: Ribbon moray, Ribbon eel, Black ribbon eel, Black leaf nosed moray eel. More

White Ribbon Moray Eel - They have an elongated thin tan body with a whitish dorsal fin. They are hearty and a good eater, accepting almost all foods including live foods. They like likes holes to hide in and eat live meaty foods. More

nostrils are short tubes (except for the ribbon moray which has enlarged, funnel-shaped nostrils) at the front of the snout, and the rear nostrils are located above the front part of the eye; the gill openings are reduced to a small, slit-like hole on each side of the More

most black to blue to all yellow female ribbon morays perish within a short while. You've been cautioned. Rhinomuraena quaesita: Fiji image at right or a changeling female and male. Below, a juvenile (black) and male in N. Sulawesi and a female in Mabul, Malaysia. More

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Common names

Bardé in Creole, French
Bardé in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Black leafnosed moray eel in English
Black ribbon eel in English
Hanahige-utsubo in Japanese (日本語)
Malibanos in Tagalog
Muréna ambonská in Czech (česky)
Muréna nosatá in Czech (česky)
Murène ruban in French (français)
Mustanauhamureena in Finnish (suomen kieli)
nn in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Pusi in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Rhinomuraena quaesita in Catalan (Català)
Rhinomuraena quaesita in French (français)
Rhinomurène bleue in French (français)
Rhinomurène noire in French (français)
Ribbon eel in English
Ribbon moray in English
Sáyuwaanu in Austronesian (Other)
Sáyuwaanu in Carolinian
Trådnæset muræne in Danish (dansk)
Ular pelangi hitam in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
ハナヒゲウツボ in Japanese (日本語)
五彩鰻 in Mandarin Chinese
五彩鳗 in Mandarin Chinese
大口管鼻鱔 in Mandarin Chinese
大口管鼻鳝 in Mandarin Chinese
海龍 in Mandarin Chinese
海龙 in Mandarin Chinese
蓝体管鼻鳝 in Mandarin Chinese
藍體管鼻鱔 in Mandarin Chinese
黑身管鼻鯙 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Anguilliformes
Family : Muraenidae
Genus : Rhinomuraena
Species : Rhinomuraena quaesita
Authority : Garman, 1888