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Leopard moray   (Enchelycore pardalis)
Category: Fish

 

 

This colorful moray is characterized by its narrow, curved jaws, vivid red stripes on the head, and elongated tubular nostrils. Despite its festive countenance, it is a secretive, nocturnal hunter of fish and small cephalopods, and seldom seen. They are widespread throughout the Indo-Pacific oceans.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopard_moray_eel

http://www.petsource.org/aquatic-by-species/salt/4667-green-moray-eel.html

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Actinopterygii
Order - Anguilliformes
Family - Muraenidae
Genus - Enchelycore
Species - E. pardalis

 
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Interesting Animal Facts

Undersea Conversations…

While it isn’t obvious, fish have ears, and are able to communicate to one another through sounds. They don’t have vocal chords, but instead vibrate their swim bladders, producing popping, grunting, moaning, barking, or chirping noises. While some species of fish, like the goldfish, are silent listeners, there are over 1000 species that are known to vocalize, and some, like the gurnard who are veritable chatterboxes. While we can’t have a conversation with them - at least not yet - it is theorized that they do it to attract mates, frighten away predators or competitors, to synchronize mating, call for help and warn others, or to orient themselves.

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