Ribbon Eel

Ribbon eel with its head protruding from the reef during the day Ribbon eel with its head protruding from the reef during the day
Ribbon Eel (Rhinomuraena quaesita)

Credit: Johan Folmeus

Juvenile male Ribbon Eel (Rhinomuraena quaesita)

Credit: Johan Folmeus

Ribbon eel adult at a reef (Rhinomuraena quaesita)

Ribbon Eel Rhinomuraena quaesita
Description

Ribbon Eels (Rhinomuraena quaesita) are members of the moray eel family. They are all borm male (and black in colour) then change to blue, then finally yellow (and female). Sightings of yellow ribbon eels are rare because this stage is the final one month of their life. 

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes (Eels)
Family: Muraenidae (Muraenidae)
Genus: Rhinomuraena (Rhinomuraena)
Species: Rhinomuraena quaesita
Size
Average Size: 1 metre

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