Here’s a cool fact: moray eels actually have two sets of jaws. The first is the primary set located in their skull, and the second is what’s known as a pharyngeal jaw that rests farther back in their throat. They use their second set of jaws to latch onto prey and pull it down their throat!
Scientific Name:Family Muraenidae
Characteristics:Moray eels vary greatly in size; the Snyder’s moray is only about 5 inches long, whereas the slender giant moray can exceed 13 feet in length. Can you tell what kind of species this hand painted figurine is by examining its size and physical characteristics?
Size and Color:Measuring 9 inches long and 4 inches wide, this figurine is a touch longer and wider than a 16 oz. water bottle resting on its side. While this moray eel is lime green, they can come in many different colors depending on the species.
The Moray Eel is part of the Incredible Creatures® collection.