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2007-01-21_13-38-49

Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

A male Ribbon Eel (Rhinomuraena quaesita) extends itself out of its burrow with its mouth wide open displaying the large fan shaped nostrils and chin barbels. Image taken on the reef surrounding the island of Nusa Penida in Bali, Indonesia.
Ribbon Eels go through various gender stages distinguished by color. The juvenile form display a black phase with a yellow stripe, changing into this male dark blue form at about 60 cms and the to the female pale blue to totally yellow phase at about 85cms.

· Date: Sat October 20, 2007 · Reference ID: all/22007-01-21_13-38-49 · Views: 17923 ·
Keywords: dark blue moray muraenidae morays eels southeast se asia pacific tropical fish gymnothorax young mibini unusual teeth barbel

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