Barred-fin moray facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBarred-fin moray
|at Bunaken, North Sulawesi|
The barred-fin moray is a medium-sized fish that can reach a maximum length of 50 cm, but the ones usually observed are about 30 cm. It is serpentine in shape, its body has a light brown color and it is covered with a mix of darker spots and broken and irregular dark brown lines. A relatively large whitish spot is located below the back corner of the eye.
Distribution & habitat
This moray eel likes shallow and detrital waters from lagoons and external reef slopes up to 132 feet (40 meters).
The barred-fin moray is a carnivore, solitary, secretive and benthic animal. During daytime, it sits in a shelter where it lives often invisible and at night, it goes out to actively hunt prey, consisting of small fishes.
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