- Jun 13, 2005
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Jaw-dropping video shows species of moray is the first-known fish to feed on land without water thanks to their secondary 'mouth' like the creature in Alien
- Moray eels have a second jaw in their throat that sucks prey down their gullet
- Snowflake morays can slither onto land and grab a tasty crab with this 'pharyngeal' jaw
- Researchers finally recorded this behavior, verifying the eel is the first known fish '[to] feed on land without relying on water'
Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have captured incredible footage of a snowflake moray eel slithering out of the water to snatch and swallow a piece of sashimi with its 'second' jaw.