MORAY EELS + MORE

MORAY EELS

Tesselate and giant moray eels love nooks and crannies. They are ambush predators and spend a lot of time hiding in caves, rock crevices or coral reefs waiting for a prey animal to pass by so they can pounce on it.

 A moray eel appears dangerous because it continually exposes its mouth and teeth. This action, however, is not a hostile gesture, but simply the way an eel breathes. 

Moray eels are serious predators and their jaw structure reflects this. Not only do moray eels have the razor sharp teeth which you can see, they have double jaws and double sets of teeth! Just like an alien they have a hidden internal jaw called the “pharyngeal jaw”. When feeding they use their outer jaws to firmly grip their prey and then the pharyngeal jaw shoots forward and bites the victim and pulls it into the throat.

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DOGFACE PUFFERFISH

With those big puppy dog eyes that seem to plead silently for treats, the Dogface Puffer fish is unlike most fish and doesn’t have scales. Instead, it’s got two layers of rough, thick skin that’s so elastic, the fish can inflate itself to several times its regular size to ward off predators. This fish may be small but he has a big personality and quite friendly with our dive team. 

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The White Spotted Bamboo Sharks are small carpet shark that grows to about 3 feet long.

They are nocturnal predators and at night they will scour the bottom for food, sucking in what they find. Like other sharks, they also have electroreceptors along their barbels on their snout to help them locate prey that is buried in the sand and mud. They have small mouths, but powerful jaws.

SHREVEPORT AQUARIUM
  1. TRIGGERFISH + MORE
  2. MORE TROPICAL FISH
  3. PORKFISH + MORE
  4. SKUNK CLOWNFISH + MORE
  5. BURRFISH + MORE
  6. LIONFISH + MORE
  7. POISON DART FROGS
  8. BABY ALLIGATORS
  9. ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLES
  10. SALVINIA
  11. ALBINO COMMON SNAPPING TURTLE
  12. POND TURTLES
  13. SHORELINE TOUCHPOOLS
  14. COMMON OCTOPUS
  15. SPOTTED SPINY LOBSTERS
  16. MORAY EELS + MORE
  17. SHARK TUNNEL
  18. STINGRAYS
  19. HORSESHOE CRABS + MORE
  20. JAWFISH + MORE
  21. EQUIPMENT ROOM
  22. MOON JELLIES
  23. ANTHIAS
  24. PAJAMA CARDINALFISH
  25. CLOWNFISH + MORE
  26. SWELL SHARKS + MORE
  27. SEA NETTLES
  28. LIVE CORAL TANK