Fimbriated Moray (Gymnothorax fimbriatus)

Series of elevation illustrations of the Fimbriated Moray

Instead of swimming, the Fimbriated moray(Gymnothorax fimbriatus) will move in a snake-like fashion, made possible by its serpent-like body dotted in black spots. The fish falls under the family Muraenidae and also goes by the names spot-face moray and dark-spotted moray. This mysterious creature lacks pectoral and pelvic fins, prefers lagoons, harbors, top reefs, and coral reefs of Indo-Pacific waters hiding in holes and crevices with other morays. Other features of the fimbriated moray include white dressing on the mouth, a head with a tapered snout, acute perception, and sharp teeth. Besides being carnivorous, it also shows hermaphroditism or intersex.

Fimbriated Morays have a total length between 31”-37” (79-94 cm) and body height of 2.4”-3.1” (6-8 cm). The typical weight of the Fimbriated Moray is in the range of 2.2-4.4 lb (1-2 kg). Fimbriated Morays have lifespans between 10-30 years.

Details

*Under Development*

Height:
2.4”-3.1” | 6-8 cm
Width:
Depth:
Length:
31”-37” | 79-94 cm
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Weight:
2.2-4.4 lb | 1-2 kg
Area:
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Scientific Name:
Gymnothorax fimbriatus
Lifespan:
10-30 years

Properties

Drawings include:

Fimbriated Moray side elevation, side (perspective), front, top

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Eels are usually bony fish or ray-finned fish grouped under order Anguilliformes. These animals are nocturnal, predators, migrate, and most species lack scales. Eels are elongated fish that lack the pelvic and pectoral fins with the dorsal and anal fins fused to form a single ribbon along length.

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