Moray Eels

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Blog Bathala – 27.05.2021

Did you know moray eels reproduce by fertilization that is oviparous, when eggs and sperm are fertilized in the water outside the womb, also known as spawning. On average, female moray eels can release 10,000 eggs at a time. These eggs are fertilized by the sperm of male eels and become part of the plankton as larvae, fighting to survive in the open ocean. After about a year, the moray eel larvae are big enough to swim down to the ocean floor and hide in rocks and crevices. Moray eels will live on average 10-40 years.

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