[youtube width=”680″ height=”420″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee7lhNOCGhY[/youtube]
The amazing Leptocephalus eel-larvae filmed during a dive in Bali is incredible not just for its graceful swimming but also in the way that it is prowling the reef like a regular eel. The Leptocephalus larvae of eels is a unique life stage for a bony fish because these larvae can grow pretty large and they can live up to a year before finally changing into the adult form of a conger, snake, moray or garden eel. Leptocephalus eels are rarely ever spotted because they are mostly transparent but as you can see in the video, seeing one in action is quite the sight to behold. Thanks to Taka for pointing out this video and a gold star to whoever can name the movie from which the song in this video was taken.