SPECIE NAME:Gymnothorax fimbriatus
COMMON NAME OF THE SPECIE:
Moray eel Laced/Darkspotted
The spot-face moray is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific area, mainly on the coastal reefs of oceanic islands from Madagascar to Polynesia and from south Japan to New Caledonia.
Occurs in lagoons, reef flats and seaward reefs. Prefers protected inshore waters among dead corals, common in harbors and small caves. Probably nocturnal.
Max length : 80.0 cm
Max weight up to 5kg
Moray eels are predatory carnivores. They hunt and eat a variety of foods including fish, mollusks (octopuses, squid, cuttlefish), crabs, and other hard-shelled invertebrates.
Moray eel uses specific technique while hunting other animals. They grab a prey using the element of surprise and wrap its body around it until it becomes flattened enough to be swallowed. This are the protogynous hermaphrodite