Key worm eel

The Key worm eel lives in the reef-associated, marine environment.

a fin distinguish it from the key worm eel (Ahlia egmontis) which has a caudal fin, tiny dark spots covering the dorsal surface, long anal fin and lacks teeth on the vomer; the speckled worm eel (Myrophis punctatus) which has a caudal fin, small black spots covering the upper body More

Key Worm Eel-uncommon eel- spawns at sea -Blue Heron Bridge-photo by Elaine Blum Banded Jawfish incubating eggs in his mouth-Blue Heron Bridge Male Jawfish burrow has plain looking den-no imagination/utilitarian More

Yes, I agree it is the Key Worm Eel! I photographed this guy in Venezuela of two occasions and my pictures are remarkably similar in color. The "Distinctive Features" are (1) the dorsal fin starting far back on the body, above or slightly behind the anus (i.e.. More

Key Worm Eel, Ahlia egmontis Killifish species, var., Adinia Killifish species, var. More

Common names

Enguia in Portuguese (Português)
Hadař egmontský in Czech (česky)
Key worm eel in English
Moréia in Portuguese (Português)
Safío de llave in Spanish (español)
Safio Deilave in Spanish (español)
Tieso amarillo in Spanish (español)
tieso de cayo in Spanish (español)
Worm eel in English
大眼阿尔鳗 in Mandarin Chinese
大眼阿爾鰻 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Anguilliformes
Family : Ophichthidae
Genus : Ahlia
Species : Ahlia egmontis
Authority : Jordan, 1884