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Leopard moray   (Enchelycore pardalis)
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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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