Moray eel

Vertical

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)

Horizontal

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)

Thumb

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)
view counter

Recent Stories

A choreographer expresses the contemporary paradox of being a woman, Muslim, North African, Arab, and artist.

Multiple theories for the decline of Easter Island's civilization may be complementary. 

Hover fly cuticles are covered in tiny spikes called nanopillars.

Conservation efforts have increased China's tree cover.