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5 Things I Learned about the Green Moray Eel (Gymnothorax funebris)

Posted on Mar 7, 2018 by in Species Highlights

#FishFact5 Green Moray Eel

Don’t be misled. With its long muscular body a green moray eel has a bit of a snake-like look but it is most definitely a fish. Often hidden away in crevices, caves and coral reefs, this nocturnal hunter ambushes its prey. Want to know more? I’m no expert but I do know experts and here are 5 things I have learned:

Next time you visit the Greater Cleveland Aquarium try to find the green moray eels hiding in the cracks and crevices of our 230,000-gallon shark exhibit. To learn more about its amazing pharyngeal jaws, check out this blog from Steph Q. (a member of our animal care team) here.

– Sam Fryberger