Moray eel

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Moray eel

Moray eel darts out of its lair to catch a yellow tang. The eel has an unusual set of jaws (purple): they move forward to carry small fish down the gullet. Sharp teeth on the extra set of jaws (inset) help to keep a constant grip on struggling prey. 

Melisa Beveridge (naturalhistoryillustration.com)

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Moray eel

Moray eel darts out of its lair to catch a yellow tang. The eel has an unusual set of jaws (purple): they move forward to carry small fish down the gullet. Sharp teeth on the extra set of jaws (inset) help to keep a constant grip on struggling prey. 

Melisa Beveridge (naturalhistoryillustration.com)

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Moray eel

Moray eel darts out of its lair to catch a yellow tang. The eel has an unusual set of jaws (purple): they move forward to carry small fish down the gullet. Sharp teeth on the extra set of jaws (inset) help to keep a constant grip on struggling prey. 

Melisa Beveridge (naturalhistoryillustration.com)
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