Ribbon Eels

© Johan Boshoff

Igama Leentsapho Eziqhelekileyo

Ribbon Eels

Abanye Kwintsapho

I-Leopard, i-Green, i-Starry, i-Black cheek, i-Guinea inyoni, i-Moray eel

Igama Lezesayensi

Muraenidae

Ubukhulu

Ukufika ku-3 m

Ukukhangeleka

IQumrhu linyanzeliswe ngokukhawuleza. I-muscular kakhulu. Umlomo omkhulu kunye namazinyo abukhali obheke ngasemva. Akukho zikali. Akukho zicingo zepectoral. I-Dorsal fin iqala emva kwentloko kwaye iqhubeka ngomsila ekupheleni komlenze wokugqibela.

Uhlobo luyahlukahluka kumnyama (umfana) ukukhanya okuluhlaza okwesibhakabhaka kunye noluntu oluhlaza okwesibhakabhaka (yindoda) kuluphuzi (ibhinqa).

Inkcazelo Jikelele

Usapho waseMuraenidae unemihlaba eyi-15 kunye neentlobo eziyi-200. Ukwaziswa ngamacwe ngaphambili kwintloko yayo. Uphefumula ngokugcina umlomo wayo uvulekile. AmaYuda amnyama kwaye xa aqolileyo ahlaza okwesibhakabhaka nephuzi. Njengoko bekhula, batshintsha isondo ukusuka kwindoda kuya kwintombi. Uhlobo luya kutshintsha nohlobo oluluhlaza. Ufihla kwisanti kunye nobumdaka baselwandle, irubble ukutsho. Ukuzaliswa kukuzaliswa, amaqanda abekwe emanzini angqongileyo.

Ukutya

Ukutya kwiintlanzi ezincinci.

Ukufumaneka

Ivela kumaLwandle aseNdiya nasePacific.

Iindidi Eziqhelekileyo

Abafana (abamnyama)
Rhinomuraea quaesita
Owesilisa (obomvu nephuzi)
Rhinomuraea quaesita
Indoda yesigxina (obomvu nomnyama)
Rhinomuraea quaesita