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Spotted Garden Eel

Heteroconger hassi

Description:

Also known as Taenioconger hassi, Hass's Garden Eel and Black-spotted Garden Eel. They feed on plankton, and grow to a length of about 40cm.

Habitat:

Found in large colonies on sand flats or gentle slopes, across the Indo-Pacific region. They spend their time submerged in the sand and come out vertically to feed. They exist at depths of 7 to 45m.

Notes:

I spotted hundreds of these eels at a sandy area that was gently sloping, about 60 feet deep at a dive site called Punk Rock, off the southeaster coast of Samal Island.

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4 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

I know is almost impossible to get close to this guys.
Is grate to have the spotting in video.

Blogie
Blogie 9 years ago

Thanks, guys! Gerardo, the video was shot from more than 20 feet away -- I'm actually surprised it turned out pretty decent. :)

windmustache
windmustache 9 years ago

Wonderful!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Grate shot
Love the video

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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Jan 8, 2012
Submitted on Jan 20, 2012

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