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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