Image description: An X-ray image of a Viper Moray Eel from the...
Posted Apr 09 2012 3:00pm
Image description: An X-ray image of a Viper Moray Eel from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History exhibit “X-ray Vision: Fish Inside Out.”
Featuring a reported max length of over 1.5 m, Moray eels are “sit-and-wait” predators. They often stick their head out of a rock crevice and wait for a fish to swim by. When the prey is close enough, the eel quickly attacks and then retreats back into the rock or coral.