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Elli and Ted

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Hi

is this normal behaviour or unusual that two different species live together (or are they just good friends :D ).

What's the one on the left ? pic's a little out of focus :), was taken in the Philippines, Balicasac Island.

 

:)

Ted

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the left is some kind of an eel (no moray) and looks a bit dead to me :) ,also its upside down.

never seen this before so close together.

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The animal on the left is a snake eel. I don't know how common this sort of mismatched pair is, but I've seen it a number of times, in Mauritius, Philippines and Indonesia.

 

Not my best picture ever, but here goes anyway :)

 

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the left is some kind of an eel (no moray) and looks a bit dead to me :blink: ,also its upside down.

never seen this before so close together.

 

 

Hi I found out what the one on the left is, if anyones interested, its a "Ophichthus cephalozona" dark shoulder snake eel, :) and its not dead :glare:

 

;) Ted

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This really is bizarre behaviour, what you ahev their are two different animals sharing the same hole. I have never seen a moray eel and snake eel close to each other never mind sharing the same hole. Did they stay like this for a while or was it a brief moment and then one them moved. Ordinarilly the snake eel would be out in the sand and the moray yes inbetween rocks and reef.

 

Very strange indeed!

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Funnilyenough, I've seen it a few times, and each time they seemed to be quite happy to share a hole. There was no indication that one was only there temporarily, just waiting to move on...

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i saw a similar type of behaviour in lembeh with puffer and a moray

looked very strange...

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