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Brown garden eel
Heteroconger halis
Günther, 1870

Description:
Body long, snake-like, dark brown to gray. Virtually without dorsal, anal and tail fins. Pectoral fins small. Jutting lower jaw.
Size up to 50 cm.

Habitat:
Found in colonies in sand near coral reefs, down to 60 meters. Head and upper body extend from the burrow. Continuously move in wave-like motions to catch plankton.

Distribution:
Common to occasional Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Brown garden eel (Heteroconger halis)