Laced morays live in rock and coral reefs. They have white skin with black spots, which is why they are also called the tessellate, leopard, or honeycomb moray.
Laced morays can grow up to three metres in length and thus belong to the largest moray eels in the world. Only giant morays are longer with a length of up to four metres. Laced morays mainly live on the ocean floor at a depth of about four to 40 metres, where they hide in crevices, caves, or coral. Laced morays living in clear water usually have less black spots, while those in murky water have more. This serves as their camouflage. The older laced morays become, the fewer their natural enemies, which is why their black spots get smaller over time.
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