‘Alien’ Jaws Help Moray Eels Feed

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A snake like creature with sharp teeth in the water hiding under a rock.
California Moray Eel – NPS Photo/ W . Tam

Moray eels have a unique way of feeding reminiscent of a science fiction thriller, researchers at UC Davis have discovered. After seizing prey in its jaws, a second set of jaws located in the moray’s throat reaches forward into the mouth, grabs the food and carries it back to the esophagus for swallowing.

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Here is more information showing an artist’s rendition of the eel’s jaws.

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