The eel is a fish from the Anguilliformes
order and it has 600 species, 4 suborders, 110 genera and 19
families. The eel`s larva is called leptocephalus and is
transparent and flat. The most of the eels lives in shallow
waters or stays hidden in the eel pits (some holes) or on the
ocean's bottom. The eels from the Anguillidae family live in
fresh waters and the eels from the Synaphobranchidae family live
in deep waters, at depths of 4,000 meters. The Moray eel is an
eel from the Muraenidae family, a cosmopolitan and large fish.
This fish uses to hide during the daytime, staying with its head
out of its hiding place. Being a nocturnal predator, the Moray
eel feeds itself during the night. This fish attacks people only
when they are in self defense, being in general shy; they may
bite your finger when you feed them, but this is because they
don't see very well. Their bite may be dangerous because in
their teeth exists a bacteria that may infect the bitten finger.
In Egypt, there is a dive site called Eel Garden, situated in
the Dahab's North. The main attraction of this place are the
thousands gardens of eels. A big number of small Moray eels can
be seen in this site's waters, as well as lyretail cods, sand
gobies, baslets, bluespine unicorns, lionfish, damsels, groupers
and parrots. Also, in the Egypt's waters the snake eels can be
seen, especially the spotted snake eel. This fish has his body
covered with cream and brown spots and can have a meter long.
Another fish that lives in the Red Sea `s waters, is the gray
moray - a very common species. The fish has a grey-cream color
and black spots on his neck and head.