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Muraena helena (Σμέρνα)

Muraena helena


The Mediterranean 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 (like other morays), the mouth is long and robust and reaches behind the gills.


It lives in shallow waters, generally in rocks. I found it in about one meter deep.

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Πελοπόννησος, Δυτική Ελλάδα και Ιόνιο, Greece

Spotted on Aug 14, 2017
Submitted on Apr 17, 2018

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