Photo: Moray Eels Grab Prey With "Alien" Jaws



Moray eels have a set of secondary jaws in their throats (above, left), which they can protrude forward into their mouths (right) to catch prey, a new study says.

This long, muscular jaw is unusual among fish species, most of which rely on suction to pull prey into their mouths.

Photograph by Rita Mehta & Candi Stafford

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