12 Creatures of Christmas: Day 5 – Ribbon Eels

The 12 Creatures of Christmas: Featuring some amazing and unique animals with a special holiday theme.

Ribbon Eels are a unique species of moray eel native to the reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. All Ribbon Eels begin life as male. They are black when they hatch and develop yellow bands as they age, then transition into blue and yellow as they mature. As they become older they become an all yellow female capable of laying eggs!

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