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Panamic green moray eel

Gymnothorax castaneus


A couple of very romantic panamic green morays.. The moray's body is compressed, very elongated, and muscular. The large mouth has caniniform fanglike teeth. The posterior nostrils lack tubes, and the snout is usually sharply pointed. Moray eels lack pectoral fins, but the dorsal and anal fin are well developed, though largely hidden by tissue. Its color is variable: green, greenish brown, or brown and occasionally with small white spots. They grow to over 1.2 m (4 feet) in length.


From the Gulf of California to Malpelo island in Colombia. They hide under boulders, and are found poking their heads out of crevices and holes during the day. They forage at night and may be seen any place on the reef or over sand or mud bottoms.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Spotted on Jul 7, 2015
Submitted on Jul 7, 2015

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