What are benthos? What is the benthic zone?
The benthic zone is the bottom of a body of water, such as the ocean or a lake.
Animals, especially fish, that live on the seabed (the bottom of the ocean), are called benthic animals, or benthic fish – they are also called benthos.
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The Fimbriated Moray Eel (Gymnothorax fimbriatus) is a tropical marine (saltwater) fish. It is also known as the Spot-Face Moray Eel or the Darkspotted Moray Eel.
The Fimbriated Moray Eel has an elongated body with a paddle-shaped tail. It is yellow or creamy-yellow with scattered black markings on its body. Its head is tapered with a small mouth and very sharp teeth. Its bottom jaw is white or creamy-white.
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The Zebra Moray Eel (Gymnomuraena zebra) is a tropical marine (saltwater) fish.
The Zebra Moray Eel has an elongated body with a paddle-shaped tail. It has black and white bands around its body. Sometimes the bands are chocolate-brown and white. Its head is rounded with a small mouth and very sharp teeth.
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