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Pharyngeal jaws moray eel

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Pharyngeal jaws moray eel
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COPYRIGHT Zina Deretsky
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CREATORZina Deretsky
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DESCRIPTIONMoray eels have two sets of jaws: 1) the oral jaws that capture prey; and 2) the pharyngeal jaws (similar to the jaws of the monster in the movie, "Alien") that advance into the mouth and move prey from the oral jaws to the oesophagus for swallowing. Moray eels have two sets of jaws: 1) the oral jaws that capture prey; and 2) the pharyngeal jaws (similar to the jaws of the monster in the movie, "Alien") that advance into the mouth and move prey from the oral jaws to the oesophagus for swallowing.
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