Nature at its finest can be a thing of beauty. Here's pictures of the bloody carnage that results.

When Morary Eels feel pekish, what do they eat?



What do Morary Eels eat when they feel pekish?

Moray eels are carnivores and their diet consists mainly of other fish or cephalopods, as well as mollusks and crustaceans. They go hunting mostly at night and their chief hunting tool is their excellent sense of smell which makes up for their poor eyesight. This means that weakened or dead creatures tend to be easy to detect and are therefore the moray eel's favoured food source.


Moray eels
 are cosmopolitan eels of the family known as  Muraenidae. The approximately 200 species in 15 genera are almost exclusively marine, but several species are regularly seen in brackish water. 
Don't not confuse them with fresh water eels or Boris the Eel


The longest moray species, the slender giant moray (Strophidon sathete) reaches up to 4 metres (13 ft). The largest in terms of total mass is the giant moray (Gymnothorax javanicus), which reaches almost 3 metres (9.8 ft) and can weigh over 36 kilograms. That's more than Posh Spice!


Got my eye on you buddy!
Moray eels' heads are too narrow to create the negative pressure that most fish use to swallow prey. Quite possibly because of this, they have evolved a second set of jaws in their throat called pharyngeal jaws, which also possess teeth. When feeding, morays launch these jaws into the mouth, where they grasp prey and transport it into the throat and digestive system for a yum sea food dish. Moray eels are the only animal that uses pharyngeal jaws to actively capture and restrain prey, check out the diagram below of how it works.




This is direct proof that Moray eels are descendants of the Aliens from the Sci fi movies:



If that doesn't convince you, would telling you they are also descendents of leopards help? I bring you the leopard moray eel! So named for its spots, it was picked on at eel school by the other eels as they thought he had real bad acne....
I'm a leopard, hear me roar!
Moray eel are not known to go about deliberately attacking divers but when startled they do not hesitate to lash out with their infamous 'double jaw attack move'. This picture below is supposedly the result of the bite of a startled eel:






Sorry if you lost your lunch there with that last image. Any ways, enjoy some more pictures of moray: 


Orange




Green:




 and a dirty red one thus being you an eel traffic light!



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