Mosaic Moray, Enchelycore ramosa (Griffin, 1926)
About the Mosaic Moray
The Mosaic Moray has a long snout with curved jaws and needle-like teeth. The species occurs on rocky reefs in subtropical to warm temperate marine waters of the South Pacific.
What does it look like?
The Mosaic Moray has a long snout with curved jaws. There are many needle-like teeth that are visible when the mouth is closed. It is yellow to grey with a mosaic pattern of darker lines.
Where does it live?
The Mosaic Moray is found on rocky reefs.
Where is it found?
The Mosaic Moray occurs in subtropical to warm temperate marine waters of the South Pacific. In Australia it is only known from New South Wales (including Lord Howe Island).
Feeding and diet
It feeds at night on fishes and crustaceans.
- Hutchins, B. & R. Swainston. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Swainston Publishing. Pp. 180.
- Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. Pp. 433. Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.