Laced moray eel's Behavior & Ecology
Laced morays are a species of eel, native to the waters of the Indian Ocean and the west Pacific Ocean. It lives on the outer slopes of coral reefs. During the day, it sits sheltered in crevices between 3.3 and 148.5 feet (1 and 45 meters) deep. Laced morays have a habit of moving with their mouths open, which allows the gills to retrieve water necessary for breathing. Large adults are prone to be aggressive in the wild.