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Hawaiian dragon moray eel
(Enchelycore pardalis)
walrus
Description
This is an eel that goes through different color and pattern changes as it grows into maturity. Adult eels have a bright yellow to orange-red bodies, dotted with white spots with black borders. They have a sharp pointed head and distinctive horns above the eyes. They are, without a doubt, eels that cannot be mistaken for any others.
Dimensions
They grow up to 36 inches long.
Diet
They are carnivores. Their diet consists primarily on fishes and small cephalopods.
Habitat & Range
They inhabit coral and rocky reefs at depth range from 26 to 196 ft. They are widespread from Hawaii to southern Japan, and southward to central Polynesia, or the Indo-Pacific region.
Conservation status
THIS SPECIES IS LISTED AS LEAST CONCERN

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