Friday, May 16, 2008

Hawaiian Dragon Moray (Enchelycore pardalis)

We've been seeing more of these guys around lately. The other evening we found two of them, this one and a smaller one I'll post a pic of later.

Dragon morays are probably our most colorful moray (although there apparently is a rare tidepool moray that is bright red that I've heard about) that we see on occasion. They're generally pretty shy and you tend to see the tails first if you see them at all.


Johnny Wadd said...

I don't think i'd like to come face to face with that thing.

Steve said...

They are pretty vicious looking, but they're not that big... finger to face might not be fun though as the teeth look like they'd do a number on you.