Moray eels populate all the oceans and the seas.
I often encounter some during my dives, and their encounter is always interesting.
There are about 200 species of these anguilliform fish
Moray eels do not have scales, unlike fish.
Moray eels sometimes give an impression of aggressiveness because it opens under the mouth, but don’t be mistaken: it is only to breathe. Moray eels are indeed not bad, and attack only to defend themselves if they feel threatened. Their bites are very painful and get infected very quickly. Their teeth being hollow, they can carry a lot of bacteria.
However, moray bites are very rare accidents.
The largest specimens are the Javanese morays and the leopard moray eels.
They can reach a length of 2m50 with a diameter of about 35 cm.
Others, like ribbon moray eels are much smaller.
Here you will discover the moray eels photo gallery, with the most beautiful specimens that I could photograph.