Reptilian Snake Eel (Brachysomophis henshawi)

Also known as Crocodile Snake Eel, Hawaiian Crocodile Eel, Henshaw's Snake Eel

Description

Also known as Crocodile Snake Eel, Hawaiian Crocodile Eel, Henshaw's Snake Eel.

Found singly buried in mud, rubble or sand with just the head showing close to coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 120cm
Depth - 1-30m
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: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/59559

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