MORAY EELS
MURAENIDAE
Purplemouth Moray Eel
Gymnothorax vicinus
    Ecological Descriptors
Habitat Size (cm) Diet Behaviour Sex 
Be, Co, R 120 Pisc, Cru, Noct I F
 
 
Description:
Dense and finely mottled greenish or brown overall.
Brilliant yellow iris.Heavy to medium body. Inside of mouth is lavender and purple. Long snout.

Ecology
A benthic and solitary species  inhabiting rocky shores and reefs where water is clear, to depths of up to 150m. Most active at night. Constanly open and close mouth for respiration.
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