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Spotted moray

Gymnothorax moringa

(Cuvier, 1829)

Spotted moray

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Summary

Saltwater fish, Morays, Its serpentine in shape body has a light color with dark brown spots. Top of the fin is black. In daytime hiding with its head sticking out. By night it emerges and swims over the reef in hunt for food.

To be confused with

- Purplemouth moray
- Reticulate moray
- Goldenttail moray
- Honeycomb moray

Characteristics

Size: 30 to 90 cm, max 120 cm
Colour:  Body has a light color with dark brown spots. Top of the fin is black. 
Shape: Serpentine in shape.

Habitat environment and ecology

Inhabits coral reefs, hides during daytime, hunts at night.

Distribution range

BES-eilanden: St. Eustatius.

Author

[Marion Haarsma, may 2015]

Literature

- DeLoach, N., & Humann, P. (2002). Reef Fish Identification - Florida Caribbean Bahamas - 3th Edition. New World Publications, Inc.

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Soorten, Vissen

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