On the eleventh day of Fishmas, my dear love gave to me… a snowflake moray eel!
The snowflake moray (Echidna nebulosa) lives in the Indo-Pacific, Micronesia and in parts of the Central Pacific ocean. It can grow up to one meter long. Like the snowy grouper, the snowflake moray can change sex: many females will turn into males later in life.
Fun fact: want to know if your snowflake moray if a male or a female? Check its teeth! While the coloration between the two sexes is indistinguishable, females have smooth, cone-like teeth while males have pointed and some serrated teeth. The question is… do you really feel like getting that close to their mouths to find out?