Contrary to popular belief, moray eels are not particularly aggressive or ill-tempered. In fact, they’re fairly reclusive and choose to avoid humans unless an encounter is unavoidable. Most commonly, moray eel attacks usually result from a disruption of their burrow or alcove. They can be found in both tropical and temperate seas, and some species even inhabit brackish and fresh water.
- Recommended Age: 18 months and up
- Size in cm: 23 L x 10 W x H
Moray eels are not currently considered threatened, but their tendency toward living in shallower areas and on reefs could put them at risk in the future.