Kidako moray

Kidako moray

A mouth slit behind the eyes and lined with sharp teeth.

Characteristics

A slender saltwater fish that can grow up to 1m in length. The whole body is mottled with blackish brown and yellow, and vertical stripes appear to run irregularly. Its mouth is split behind its eyes and is lined with sharp teeth, and it opens its jaws wide when preying. The dorsal fin to the caudal fin are connected and fluttering.

Picture of Kidako moray

Ecology

It inhabits the bottom of the shallow and warm sea and crevices between rocks. It watches the situation from the hole and preys on small fish and crustaceans. They don't actively attack humans, but you should be careful with their sharp teeth. They live in mutual symbiosis with small fish such as honsomewake wrasse.

Habitat

Taken while diving in Akazawa, Izu. The individual that was sticking its head out of the hole was wary of us and threatened us by suddenly closing its mouth and bending its neck.

In other places it stretched out beside rocks on the sea floor. When I approached it, it threatened me with a troublesome look.

Pictures

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Picture of Kidako moray1|Dark brown and yellow mottled pattern.
Dark brown and yellow mottled pattern.
Picture of Kidako moray2|The dorsal fin to the caudal fin are connected.
The dorsal fin to the caudal fin are connected.
Picture of Kidako moray3|The face is sticking out of the hole.
The face is sticking out of the hole.
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