Category
3 Dimensional
3D Landscape
Abstract
Aircraft / Planes
Animals
Boats
Buildings & City
Cars
Comics
Computer
Development
Digital art
Drawing & Painting
Fantasy
Female Celebrities
Games
Gothic / Dark Art
Known places
Male Celebrities
Miscellaneous
Motor
Movies
Music
Nature
Space
Sport

Popular tags
View all...

Artists
View all...
Spotted Moray Eel, Solomon Islands

Spotted Moray Eel, Solomon Islands (Animals)

Twitter Share
FaceBook Share

Tags: fish (144 pics), saltwater fish (68 pics)

The spotted moray, Gymnothorax moringa, is a typical medium-sized moray eel. It has a long snake-like body, white or pale yellow in color with small overlapping dark-brown spots. It can grow to over a meter in length and weigh up to 2.5 kg.

The spotted moray is found in the Western Atlantic Ocean from North Carolina and Bermuda to Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. It is also found around Mid- and Eastern Atlantic islands as far south as St Helena. It prefers shallow water (up to 200 m in depth) with a rocky or grassy bottom.

Spotted morays are solitary animals, and are usually seen in holes, with only the head protruding. They are active during the day, feeding at the sea bottom on crustaceans and other fish. Their bite can be dangerous to humans. There is a minor fishery for them, and they have even been kept as aquarium fish, though they grow too large for this to be practicable in most circumstances.


Navigation

Download

Use this wallpaper

Comments


Users who have seen this wallpaper have also seen:

Black Panther
Black Panther
Springboks, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Kalahari, South Africa
Springboks, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Kalahari, South Africa
Young Florida Panther
Young Florida Panther
Baby Lions Hug
Baby Lions Hug
Male Elephants, Botswana, Africa
Male Elephants, Botswana, Africa

Random Animals pictures

Smiling Baby Seal
Smiling Baby Seal
Deer, corbett park
Deer, corbett park
Guinea Pig
Guinea Pig
Polar Bear, Svalbard, Norwegian Arctic
Polar Bear, Svalbard, Norwegian Arctic
Springboks, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Kalahari, South Africa
Springboks, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Kalahari, South Africa





This image is free for personal use on computer screens only. For more info read Privacy Policy

DeleteRequest deletion of this wallpaper
DeleteClaim ownership of this picture
 Sitemap | Contact Us