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Spotted Garden Eel: here’s the scoop

threats

There are no major threats.

Species

Spotted Garden Eel

Scientific name

Heteroconger hassi

Habitat

Sandy slopes in areas of strong currents

Diet

Zooplankton

life expectancy

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.

Range

Indo-Pacific waters from the Red Sea and East Africa to Japan and south to northwest Australia and New Caledonia, and throughout Micronesia

Conservation status

Least Concern

Widespread and abundant