Ugliest fish in the world - Viper moray

Ugliest fish in the world - Viper moray

The viper moray is a species of saltwater eels, the only member of the genus Enchelynassa of the Muraenidae (Moray eel) family. It is found in the Indo-Pacific oceans. It can grow up to 250 cm. It has strongly arched jaws with long fang-like teeth and a long bilobed flap on the anterior nostrils. Only the tips of the jaws meet, so the impressive teeth are visible even when the mouth is closed. It is found on outer reefs and reef flats down to 30 m and is said to be nocturnal, feeding on fishes and octopuses. Moray eels are “sit-and-wait” predators. Theys are often seen with just their head sticking out of a rock crevice, waiting for a fish to swim by. When the prey is close enough, the eel quickly attacks it, then retreats back into the rock or coral.

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