The Green Mooray Eel Skin

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A green moray eel is a type of eel that tends to usually find its home in either collections of rocks or coral reefs. Here, it is able to find all that it needs to stay alive an thrive in the angelic ocean world. Despite being referred to as the green moray eel, this eel’s skin is actually a shade of darker brown, almost grey. However, due to the thick coat of yellow mucus surrounding the bland skin, the eel itself appears a bright green and yellow color. While simultaneously giving the eel this unnaturally bright color, the mucus also protects the eels from either harmful bacteria or parasites. Their bodies are laterally compressed which gives the appearance of then being fattened on their sides (Dewey, Wilson, Fraser, "Animal Diversity Web").
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