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!|
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!|
Sorry if you lost your lunch there with that last image. Any ways, enjoy some more pictures of moray:
and a dirty red one thus being you an eel traffic light!