Scientific name: Gymnothorax favagineus
Size: Up to 9.9 foot
Color: White, light yellow and black
Distinguishing feature: White to light yellow with black spots forming a honeycomb pattern
Where did we see it: Zanzibar, Mayotte
This moray eel is a solitary one.
Like all moray eels, she opens her mouth so that water can flow and feed her gills with oxygen.
The black spots present on his skin become smaller and more numerous with age.
Individuals living in crystal clear water are also clearer than others.
The tiger shark has slender marks similars to the lines of tigers, hence its name.
When it is juvenile, these marks are round and not vertical. They change when it grows.
Parrotfish create a protective envelope around them when they are sleeping.
So, don't put the light on them during night dive to don't to wake them up and break this envelope.
Some sharks can stay motionless on the sand (white tips reef sharks, nurse sharks, etc.).
These sharks don't have to swim to bring oxygen to their gills like other sharks (grey, hammerheads tc.)