Spotted Moray
Gymnothorax moringa

1/60s at f16, Ektachrome 64, ASA 64, Nikonos II w 15mm lens, Oceanic flash


"Spotted Moray," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.The spotted moray, Gymnothorax moringa, is a medium to large moray eel. It has a long snake-like body, white or pale yellow in color with small overlapping dark-brown spots. Typical length is around 60 centimeters, but recent specimens suggest to maximum size of this moray is almost 7 feet, or two meters (200 centimeters). The spotted moray is found in the Western Atlantic Ocean from North Carolina and Bermuda to Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. It is also found around Mid- and Eastern Atlantic islands as far south as St Helena. It is found from near to the surface, up to a depth of 200 meters.
Sat River Canyon, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
 
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