fangtooth moray

Scientific name Enchelycore anatina
Descriptor Lowe
Year of description 1838
IUCN category LC
Family Muraenidae
Genus Enchelycore
Enchelycore anatina Enchelycore anatina


Enchelycore anatina, commonly known as fangtooth moray, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    100 cm
  • Maximum size
    120 cm
  • Shape
  • Pattern
  • Average size
    100 cm
  • Maximum size
    120 cm
  • Shape
  • Pattern

How to recognize the fangtooth moray ?

The fangtooth moray measures between 100 and 120 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly jaune and marron body. The also has jaune tasks.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The fangtooth moray is a fish solitary naturally found near the rocks. This species is carnivorous . This fish lives mainly at night. Usually, it leaves its hiding place and starts to be active once it gets dark.

The fangtooth moray is a territorial animal that does not tolerate any incursions into its living area. It is particularly virulent against other territorial species and it can provoke heated fights.


  • Reproduction

The fangtooth moray is a fish ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    18 - 25 °C
  • Depth
    3 - 60 m

Biotope presentation

The fangtooth moray is most often found at a depth between 3m and 60m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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