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Whitemouth moray, Gymnothorax meleagris
Moray eels like this whitemouth moray (Gymnothorax meleagris) assume an
open-mouth posture in order pump water across their gills. Such behavior may
look aggressive, but it's just the animal breathing. Then, of course, there are
times when morays really are making a threating display -- that's what this is.
Nice teeth.

    "Kona", Hawaii
    January 4, 2007

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