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Also known as Common Moray Eel and Undulated Moray, they are usually pale yellow, but also brown, grey or whitish. The head is heavily mottled with dark spots, top often greenish yellow; body with large dark blotches separated by diffuse yellowish lines, forming a "chain-link" pattern, which is more pronounced in juveniles than in adults, whose patterns are more irregularly mottled. They feed on fish, octopi and probably crustaceans, and attain a length of about 150cm.
They inhabit rocky bottoms, at depths of 1 to 30m. Widespread in the Indo-Pacific region.
Spotted this during a night dive, at a depth of about 12m. It measured less than 10cm long.