Moray Eels- Good Luck Minis®

No. 100230

by Safari Ltd
$119.99USD
  • 192 Pieces Per Bag. Only Available in Bulk Purchase.
  • Moray eels might look rather snake-like, but they’re actually fish – a widespread family of fish that includes over 200 species. Moray eels often live in crevices or alcoves on coral reefs, with just their heads sticking out. Despite their fearsome reputation, morays are actually quite shy and rarely attack unless provoked.
  • Scientific Name:  Family Muraenidae. The green moray is Gymnothorax funebris.
  • Characteristics: Each of these hand-painted Good Luck Minis® represents a moray eel swimming with its typical S-shaped, undulating movements. Unlike most fish, the moral eel has a single fin which outlines most of its body, combining the all of its fins into a single fine that includes the tail.
  • Size and Color: These moray eels measure 1.5 inches long and are a yellowish green with dark green accents to bring out detail. The eyes are black.
  • Moray Eels are part of the Good Luck Minis® collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free

History

Moray eels get a bad rap for being aggressive and vicious, but they actually prefer to be left alone and would rather swim away than attack. They have two sets of jaws, both of which contain teeth, which help them grab prey and pull it into their throat.

In contrast to the belief that they are bad tempered, some moray eels have actually been observed cooperating with grouper fish to hunt prey. The moray eel is able to squeeze into tight spaces where the grouper won’t fit, forcing prey out into the open where the moray and grouper can both feed on it.

Morays lack scales, so their skin is covered with a protective mucus. In the case of the green moray, this slimy covering makes the moray appear yellow green, when its actual skin color is a dark blue or brown.

  • Recommended Age: 5+
  • Size in cm: 25.5 L x 20.5 H
  • Size in inches: 10.04 L x 8.07 H
  • UPC: 095866002954