Freaky Fish Friday: Spots and horns and…nostrils?

Filed Under (Freaky Fish Friday) by Alexa & Cindy on 22-05-2009

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Hi, ocean lovers, it’s been awhile!

After an involuntary break from posting, we’re back, and celebrating the quintessential gateway-to-summer weekend by freaking you – and ourselves – out.

Meet the awesomely freaky Dragon Moray eel – aka enchelycore pardalis. This one is mugging for the camera of Hawaii diver Steve Frisbie, owner of Wanna Dive Kona.

Fairly rare in his Hawaiian neck of the ocean, the Dragon Moray is mainly found in the Indo-Pacific (Pacific and Indian Ocean regions).

This eel grows to about three feet long, and hunts for fish by night. And the horns? They’re nasal tubes, or really long nostrils. Next time you complain about the shape of your own nose, think twice before doing so!

Have a great weekend!

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I still feel pretty comfortable complaining about my nose.

The colors on this eel are beautiful,but its the teeth that I wouldn’t want to meet!!

I used to have a dragon moray in one of my exhibits at FLAQ. One of my favorite tanks EVER!

I distinctly remember seeing one of these when I visited SeaWorld in Jakarta, Indonesia. For some reason, I couldn’t get the image of it out of my head — it’s so freaky! Thanks for the reminder — now here’s to hoping I sleep well tonight.. :)

that has so many spots even his mouth has spots (:)

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