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2005-12-22-09-44-11

Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

An adult Spotted Moray Eel (Gymnothorax moringa) looks out from within a hole in a coral reef head on the Davis Reef system off the coast of Key Largo and Islamorada in Florida.
The open and closing of the mouth is not a threat despite its appearance. It is necessary for the respiration of most moray eels. That being said, this is one of the more aggressively territorial of the moray eel species, and due to often sharing hole with lobsters, the most common species of moray that may bite a scuba diver.

· Date: Sun April 9, 2006 · Reference ID: /22005-12-22-09-44-11 · Views: 8239 ·
Keywords: muraenidae morays moray eels caribbean atlantic usa tropical predator large hunt hunting teeth mouth open spot spots

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