Spotted Garden Eel: here’s the scoop
There are no major threats.
Spotted Garden Eel
Sandy slopes in areas of strong currents
35 – 40 years
Did you know?
The garden eel coats its sand burrow with mucus from its body to cement the sand grains together to prevent the burrow from collapsing. Each eel lives in a single burrow, which they rarely leave.
Indo-Pacific waters from the Red Sea and East Africa to Japan and south to northwest Australia and New Caledonia, and throughout Micronesia
Widespread and abundant