Length: up to 150 cm.
Depth: from sallow waters to 100 meters.
Distribution: Eastern Atlantic. South of British islands. Senegal, Azores, Madeira,
Canary Islands, and Cape Verde including the Mediterranean Sea
Food: Crabs, fishes and squids.
One of the two moray species occurred in the Mediterranean
anatina, the smaller
tiger moray, is the other one). Nocturnal and territorial
animal, although it does not attack
except if provoked. It is
highly associated with reefs. It lurks into holes and
crevices, under rocks and overhangs from where it attacks its
pray snakelike. It is appreciated as food fish.
The two photos
at the top were taken by G.J.Reclos at the island of Serifos
on August 2004 at a depth of 3 meters. The other photos were
taken at a
depth of about 20 meters near a coastal reef of Syros’
sea, by George Rigoutsos
(hobbyist scuba diver and underwater photographer), member of
the Nautical, Ecological &
Cultural Association of Kini