Creature Feature: The Blue Ribbon Eel

The Blue Ribbon eel (Rhinomuraena quaesita) is one of the most attractive underwater creatures with their tiny dragon head and long elegant bodies. A favorite subject for underwater photographers and an aquarium creature best left on the reef. Keeping ribbon…

Heteroconger guttatus, a New Garden Eel Species from the Bird’s Head Peninsula

Heteroconger guttatus is a new species of garden eel just described from the Bird’s Head Peninsula region of West Papua. There are 35 species of garden eels belonging to two different genera, Heteroconger and Gorgasia with most occurring in the…

Juvenile Yellowmouth Moray is Irresistibly Cute

I’ve always had a thing for the yellowmouth moray, Gymnothorax nudivomer, as it’s one of the few species of marine fish that you can easily identify based on the color of the inside of its mouth. Despite having a fairly drab…

Myrichthys paleracio is a gorgeous new species of snake eel from the Philippines

Peri’s snake eel,┬áMyrichthys paleracio, is a remarkable new species of snake eel in an otherwise unremarkable group of fishes. We actually do have a soft spot for snake eels – they’re hardy, attractive and they have a lot of personality…

Brown banded cusk eel Sirembo jerdoni is a super cool fish that is too seldom seen

Sirembo jerdoni (Brown-banded cusk-eel) is a really cool and really cute little eel like fish that is just too seldom seen in the trade. It inhabits a wide range across the Indo-west pacific, but due to it’s shy and benthic…

Leptocephalus eel larvae filmed in Bali, an amazing transparent proto-fish

[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…

Electric eel powers Christmas tree lights

[youtube width=”640″ height=”505″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9wktSQdyaE[/youtube] A Japanese aquarium is going eco-friendly with its Christmas display — harnessing the output of an electric eel to illuminate the lights on the holiday tree. A pair of aluminum panels capture the energy every time the…