AC4DB - Moray Eel

Living in rocky shorelines and coral reefs throughout the Bahamas, Caribbean Sea and Florida Keys, extending southward to the coast of Brazil, the moray eel hides in rocky crevices by day and forages for food by night. The greenish hue of the body is due to a layer of mucus that protects the eel from parasites. Moray eels are benign to humans, but will bite if surprised or touched. Consumption of the eel's flesh can lead to ciguatera poisoning in humans.