Friday, August 14, 2009

Snowflake Moray Eel

Snowflake Moray Eel: Can be found in Indo-Pacific including Philippines and they live between rocks and corals of inter-tidal reef flats, also in shallow lagoon and seaward reefs.

They have a maximum 1 meter long and can live in 15-20 years. They also eat crustaceans. They are large fish with no pectoral or pelvic fins, but has extremely strong body that it uses to swim through the water like a snake does on the land. The fish has a big mouth that packs the powerful bite. The body color consist of black and white patchy stripes and blotches which is where the Eel gets its common name of "Snowflake".

3 explorer comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

wow wonderful series and fabulous critter, I have never seen something like this one!
Thanks for sharing and Happy Camera Critters

Sally in WA said...

Great pics of the moray.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Very interesting!

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