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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.
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.
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.