Spotted moray

Spotted moray
Spotted moray
Muraenidae (Moray eels)
Gymnothorax moringa
0 to 60 ft
The spotted moray is pale yellow to cream on its back, fading to white on the underside. Dark overlapping spots cover the body. The long dorsal fin may be edged in black and/or white. The spotted moray reaches a length of 3 feet (90 cm).The spotted moray is abundant in the Caribbean but ranges as far north as North Carolina and south to Brazil. It inhabits shallow rocky areas, coral reefs and seagrass beds, where it hides in holes during the day and comes out to feed on fishes and invertebrates at night.

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