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Zebra moray

Gymnomuraena zebra


Black to dark brown body, with narrow white bands. Long snake like body, from 0,40 to 1,50 metres in length.


In crevices in reefs, between 3 and 26 metres depth, lives solitary. Feeds on crabs, mollusks, and sea urchins. Shy when approached, occasionally feeds during day time. In Eastern Pacific from Baja California to Colombia.

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PieterHartog 6 years ago


Alex Salcedo
Alex Salcedo 6 years ago

Congrats :)

LisaPowers 6 years ago

Congats! This spotting has been featured as a PN Fact of the Day:

Project Noah Fact of the Day: Eels are an elongated snake-like fish. Depending on the species, they can can range in size from 5 cm (2.0 in) up to 4 m (13 ft). The zebra moray eel can grow up to 1.5 m (4.9 ft) and is found along reefs in the Indo-Pacific and in the eastern Pacific from southern Baja California, along Mexico to northern Colombia, including the Galapagos Islands. It feeds almost exclusively on crustaceans, sea urchins and mollusks. ~Wikipedia

Zebra moray (Gymnomuraena zebra) spotted in Puntarenas, Costa Rica by PN user PieterHartog:

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Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Feb 26, 2011
Submitted on Jan 14, 2012

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