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Spotted Moray Eel, Gymnothorax moringas

Spotted Moray Eel


Photo copyright Anita Floyd.
Spotted Moray Eel, Gymnothorax moringas

Taken in Cozumel with a Sea and Sea DX3000, using a YS-90 slave strobe.
This moray was disturbed from its resting place under a coral head by a Splendid Toadfish.
Most common moray in the Caribbean. Grows to 3 m long and lives on rocky and coral reefs.

Further Reading
Coral Reef Fishes, Indo-Pacific and Caribbean , by Ewald Lieske and Robert Myers, Harper Collins
The Underwater Photographer: Digital and Traditional Techniques, by by Martin Edge, Paperback, 536 pages (2009)
Reef Fish Identification: Florida Caribbean Bahamas, by Paul Humann, New World Publications, 2002

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