The secret weapon of death in the eel family

Snowflake morey, also known as snowflake eel, has up to two sharp jaws. One in the oral cavity and the other under the throat.

When hunting, the first set of jaws with the sharp teeth of snowflake eels holds the prey to prevent it from escaping. Once clenched with prey, the eel unleashes a fatal blow.

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Once clenched with prey, the eel unleashes a fatal blow.

Snowflake eels live in caves and crevices throughout the Indo-Pacific reefs from Hawaii south to Australia, west through the islands of the Indo-Pacific to the East Indies and across. Indian Ocean to the coast of Africa.

Snow eels have a decorative pattern that resembles many different snowflakes on their bodies. Its body is white or cream-colored with black spots or like black teeth containing one or two yellow spots. The eyes of the snowflake moray eel moray are yellow and have yellow streaks on their heads. This moray's teeth are perfect for crustacean prey. The snowflake moray eel teeth are good for crushing invertebrates. Larger moray eel snowflakes tend to eat more fish in the wild.

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