|Other names:||Murena, Murenula|
A fish that twists itself in circles
The muraena is a fish that twists itself in circles. It has only a female sex. It can be killed with difficulty by a blow to the head, but a blow to the tail kills it immediately. The Romans considered it a delicacy.
The muraena is the genus name for a variety of large eels found in the Mediterranean, including the moray.