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Fimbriated Moray Eel

Gymnothorax fimbriatus

Description:

Pale green-yellow in color with black spots on its face and can reach a maximum length of 80 cm. It feeds mainly on small fish. Morays breathe by constantly opening and closing their mouths to move water through their gills.

Habitat:

Found singly on protected inshore reefs, harbours and small caves hiding among dead corals.

Notes:

Spotted at a depth of about 6 m. Basura, Anilao, Batangas, Philippines

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4 Comments

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 6 years ago

Thanks Jolly. Yup sure does look nasty :-)

Jolly Ibanez
Jolly Ibanez 6 years ago

Nasty looking eel. Nice series.

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 6 years ago

Guess it was just breathing hard or just showing it's teeth hehe. Didn't see any cleaner shrimps around :-)

ScottHarte
ScottHarte 6 years ago

wow, was it getting cleaned or just breathing hard?

Eric Noora
Spotted by
Eric Noora

Batangas, Philippines

Lat: 13.76, Long: 120.92

Spotted on Sep 15, 2012
Submitted on Feb 21, 2013

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