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Blue Heron Bridge Eel

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Found this small eel on a night dive at Blue Heron. I never saw the whole body but the head was about an inch long sticking out of the sand. Juvenile shorttail snake eel maybe?

thanks for any help!

Matt

 

 

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Hi Matt,

 

This looks like a species of snake eel that is often referred to as a "Whip Eel" or "Sooty Eel." Most likely in the genus Bascanichthys. I have seen them at BHB before, but they are apparently a rare find. Doesn't seem like there's much information out there on this group of eels.

 

Joe

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