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Common name: Ribbon Moray Eel

Scientific name: Rinomuraena quaesita


Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Osteichthyes

Order: Anguilliformes

Family: Muraenidae

Genus: Rinomuraena

Species: R. quesita


The Ribbon Moray eel is 100cm long. That's only when its an adult. Its yellow, blue, white, & blue at one stage in its life. It lives 150m in depth in the ocean. Its an elegant creature with a thin body & dorsal fins. The eel lives under rocks or in reefs. They live there so they can hunt small fish but still be safe from predators. People think they're mean because there mouth is always open, but they are really just breathing. They will attack if there provoked.



Published: 04/2009


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