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Spotted Garden Eel

Heteroconger hassi


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.

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Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 12 years ago

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

Blogie 12 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 12 years ago


Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 12 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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