Although Moray Eels are quite ferocious predators themselves, they do have powerful enemies. Sharks and Barracudas are known to prey on these eel-like fish.
At first glance this Undulated Moray Eel (Gymnothorax undulatus) seemed to have a shell or a parasite attached to its neck.
Once I examined the footage on a big screen I noticed the scar. So maybe (this is just an assumption) the thing looking like a parasite or mollusc is probably a fleshy lump or healed scar tissue that resulted from a predator’s attack.
I always like to start my video clips with the details to reveal the entire subject in a later phase. It’s a technique I often use to better engage the viewer by generating his/her curiosity.
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