Myrichthys colubrinus Boddaert 1781
harlequin snake eel banded snake eel
Myrichthys colubrinus, harlequin snake eel, banded snake eel


The harlequin snake eel, Myrichthys colubrinus, looks like a snake actially an eel. Snakes typically have a paddle tail and conspicuous scales which are absent in eels.

Distribution =   widespread Indo-Pacific
Max size =   97cms