Crocodile Snake Eel (Brachysomophis crocodilinus)-
These eels can be found in the shallows of tropical waters in the Indo-Pacific region, through Australia, and the coast of Japan. Crocodile snake eels have been found in bright orange red, spotted brown, pale skeleton white, or a mixture of any of these colors.
Male eels can grow to just under 4 feet long. They are called snake/worm eels because they have only very small fins near their heads, and a short dorsal fin running along their bodies.
Only occasionally venturing out at night, the crocodile snake eel spends
most of its time hiding in sandy reefs.
With its snake like eyes and sensitive
snout exposed just over the sand, it lies in wait to ambush prey.
They have long, wide mouths and sharp, conical teeth that help to snatch slippery fish and octopus. The individual in the bottom right photo has attacked a fish too large, and died trying to swallow it.