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Harlequin Snake Eel

Myrichthys colubrinus


Broadly banded with 25-32 black bands. Resembles the venomous sea snake Laticauda colubrina, but is entirely harmless.


Indo-Pacific. The Harlequin Snake Eel is a burrowing species that lives in sandy areas of coral reefs and inshore waters.


A Harlequin Snake Eel on the prowl spotted last Dec. 27 on the way to Binukbok Cave at a depth of about 5m

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Eric Noora
Eric Noora 9 years ago

Thanks Lindsey and Ismael :-)

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

Great spotting!

Eric Noora
Spotted by
Eric Noora

Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 27, 2011
Submitted on Jan 3, 2012

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