Moray Eel

  • Researchers have discovered a new species of Moray Eel off the Cuddalore coast in Tamil Nadu.
  • Moray eels, or Muraenidae are a family of eels found globally.
  • They have small Eyes and they rely mostly on their highly developed sense of smell, lying in wait to ambush prey. Their body is generally patterned.
  • Moray Eels occur in all tropical and subtropical seas, they live in shallow water among reefs and rocks.
  • Moray eels can be found in both freshwater habitats and saltwater habitats.
  • They are known for two types of jaws: one is regular (oral) jaws with big teeth and the second jaw is called the pharyngeal jaw (which drags prey inside the eels stomach).
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