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Myrichthys colubrinus (Boddaert 1781), the Banded or Harlequin Snake Eel. Indo-Pacific. To nearly three feet in length. Similar in care, finickiness to its TWA congener (see above). Fine sand, dark areas, large space a must. Some can be trained to take fresh meaty foods with a feeding rod. Aquarium pic.
 


Myrichthys colubrinus (Boddaert 1781), the Banded or Harlequin Snake Eel. Indo-Pacific. To nearly three feet in length. Similar in care, finickiness to its TWA congener (see above). Fine sand, dark areas, large space a must. Some can be trained to take fresh meaty foods with a feeding rod. N. Sulawesi photo
 


Myrichthys maculosus (Cuvier 1816), the Tiger or Spotted Snake Eel. To a meter in length. Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the central Pacific, not including Hawaii and the Leeward Islands. Replaced by Myrichthys magnificus in the Hawaiian Islands. Lives in and above sandy bottoms, sometimes exposing itself entirely while hunting for food. Mauritius pic
 


Ophichthus altipennis (Kaup 1856), the Highfin Snake Eel. Seen mostly in the sand by day. Darken with age, size. A younger individual in Mabul, Malaysia and a larger/older one with a friendly shrimp on its snout and one out and about in N. Sulawesi.
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