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Moray Eel

Muraena helena Linnaeus


The moray has an elongated, eel-like body and can reach a length of 1.5 meters and weigh over 15 kilograms. Its coloration varies from dark grey to dark brown with fine dark spots. The skin is slimy and without scales. The dorsal fin begins behind its head and continues to the caudal fin (fused with the anal fin). Pectoral fins are absent, teeth are long and sharp-pointed, the mouth is long and robust and reaches behind the gills.


In cracks of rocks and reefs in both shallow and deeper water.

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R.Garcia 3 years ago

Que linda moreia! :o

AntónioGinjaGinja 6 years ago

beautiful spotting Nélia,congratulations

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 6 years ago


Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Grate shots

Porto, Portugal

Lat: 41.05, Long: -8.65

Spotted on Feb 20, 2008
Submitted on Jan 2, 2012

Spotted for mission

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