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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Eels

Order Anguilliformes


This order contains fishes with long snake-like bodies. The following five are all marine eels.

Moray Eels (Family Muraenidae)
Estuarine Moray Gymnothorax tile
Brown-spotted Moray Gymnothorax reevesii

Pike Conger-eels (Family Muraenesocidae)
Bagio Pike-conger Muraenesox bagio

Snake Eels (Family Ophichthidae)
Green Worm-eel Muraenichthys sp.
Burrowing Snake-eel Pisodonophis cancrivorus


Burrowing or Longfin Snake-eel at Pasir Ris Park. This metre-long eel was hunting ©Tan KH


Burrowing or Longfin Snake-eel at Pasir Ris Park. This metre-long eel was hunting ©Danny Lau

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