Crocodile Snake Eel (Brachysomophis crocodilinus)

Also known as Reptilian Snake Eel


Also known as Reptilian Snake Eel.

Found singly with just the head showing during the day buried in broken coral, rubble and sandy substrates of shallow lagoons and coral reefs ready to ambush their prey.
They feed nocturnally on small fish and octopus.
Rarely out in the open during the day.
Length - 120cm
Depth - 0-30m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

Snake Eels resemble snakes or worms because they have virtually no fins. Their pointed snouts and tails allow them to burrow beneath the sand.
They can usually be found with just their head showing above the sand waiting for their prey, a few species prowl around the sands at night. Some mimic banded sea snakes and can be found in the open during the day. Ref:


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