WATERY WEDNESDAY # 77

WATERY WEDNESDAY # 77

 It’s time to grab your snorkel gear and meet today’s fish! Keep your eyes peeled in the cracks and crevices because that’s where these animals like to hide!

e & e snorkeling

MEET THE ZEBRA MORAY!

zebra moray   Range/Habitat: Pacific-Indian Ocean/ reefs

   Diet: Carnivore: fish, crustaceans

   Length/Weight:  up to 35”/ 22 lb

   Conservation Status: common

 

Fun Facts:

  •          Zebra Morays are fish.
  •          They have long muscular bodies with no pectoral or pelvic fins.
  •          Zebra morays usually hide in rocks or coral.
  •          Zebra morays are very territorial and can be aggressive.
  •          They have toxins in their skin to protect them from predators.

Zebra morays are really cool fish! Most people think they are eels, but they aren’t! We like their patterns too!

zebra moray2   zebra moray3

 

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