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Mediterranean moray eel (Muraena helena)

moray.jpg Painted comber (<i>Serranus scriba</i>). Small (~20-30 cm) member of the grouper family.ThumbnailsParrotfish (<i>Sparisoma cretense</i>), male

Found lurking in holes and crevices as it is mainly a nocturnal predator. The continuous opening and closing of the mouth is not an aggressive action; it is necessary for the moray to breath as it runs water over its gills.

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