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Post by Dragon Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:31 am

Most fish rely on water to feed, using suction to capture their prey.

A new study, however, shows that snowflake morays can grab and swallow prey on land without water thanks to an extra set of jaws in their throats.

After a moray eel captures prey with its first set of jaws, a second set of "pharyngeal jaws" then reaches out to grasp the struggling prey and pull it down into the moray's throat.


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Researchers trained seven snowflake moray eels over a period of more than five years in order to demonstrate how the eels can eat on land.


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While most fish need water to feed, the unique anatomy of moray eels gives snowflake morays the ability to grab and swallow prey on land.


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Snowflake moray, Echidna nebulosa in Kona, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii, United States


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