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  • Habitat: shallow bays, island lagoons, and coral reefs

  • Location: on very reef of the Maldives

  • Size: 1 to 2 meters

  • Description: Moray eel is a large moray which can reach a maximum length of 300 cm, but specimens usually encountered are much smaller.[1] Its serpentine in shape body has a white to yellowish background color dotted with numerous black spots which latter vary in size and shape depending on the individual and on the environment in which the animals live

  • Diet: fish: It feeds mainly on small fish and cephalopods

  • Feeding Habits: The laced moray is carnivorous, it leaves its lair at night to actively hunt its preys along the reef jump out of the water to catch prey.

  • Lifespan: longer than 12 years

  • Offspring:

  • Status: aggressive in a wild

  • Threatened by: human destruction

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Biodiversity of Maldives
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