Magnificent snake eel

The Magnificent snake eel lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 1 - 262 m environment.

picture is a Magnificent Snake Eel with Cleaner Shrimp shot at Kungkungan Bay, Sulawei, Indonesia with an N70 in an Ikelite housing, a Sigma 90 macro and twin Ikelite Substrobe MS's. More

one magnificent snake eel here, lots of frogfish, manta rays and other cool critters. Not nearly as popular for scuba or snorkeling as the adjacent Ulua Beach, but I think it's way better! Enjoyment Level Snorkel: 4. More

Common names

Hawaiian spotted snake eel in English
Magnificent snake eel in English
Puhi la'au in Hawaiian

Order : Anguilliformes
Family : Ophichthidae
Genus : Myrichthys
Species : Myrichthys magnificus
Authority : Abbott, 1860