Honeycomb moray [Gymnothorax favagineus]

00 Honeycomb moray

The Laced morayGymnothorax favagineus, also known as the leopard moraytesselate moray or honeycomb moray, is a species of moray eel. Laced moray can grow up to 300cm in length, and as such are one of the larger species of moray eel. They feed mainly on small fish and cephalopods. It has been observed that adults are prone to be aggressive in the wild. They are found in the Indo-Pacific, and East Africa to Papua New Guinea, north to southern Japan, south of Australia. These morays live at depths of between 1 and 45m, usually in crevices within reef flats and slopes.

 Pictures: Komodo, Indonesia by Sami Salmenkivi

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