Snowflake Moray (Echidna nebulosa)

Series of elevation illustrations of the Snowflake Moray

If you are looking for an eel or moray for your tank, then the snowflake moray (Echidna nebulosa) is your best bet. Its name comes from the snowflake pattern all over its body. Aquarists love the snowflake moray because of its rather modest size, pleasant looks, and docile nature compared to larger moray eels. The snowflake moray is also called clouded moray, starry moray eel, or floral moray eel with a thick neck emerging from the second set of jaws in their throat called pharyngeal jaws. They are grouped under the family Muraenidae and settled in Indo-Pacific regions and are the only fish using pharyngeal jaws to catch prey.

Snowflake Morays have a total length between 24”-36” (61-91 cm) and body height of 2”-3.1” (5-8 cm). Snowflake Morays have lifespans between 15-30 years.

Details

*Under Development*

Height:
2”-3.1” | 5-8 cm
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Length:
24”-36” | 61-91 cm
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Scientific Name:
Echidna nebulosa
Lifespan:
15-30 years

Properties

Drawings include:

Snowflake 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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