Zebra / Banded Garden Eel

Zebra Garden Eel Zebra Garden Eel
A Banded or Zebra Garden Eel in Indonesia

Credit: Johan Folmeus

Zebra / Banded Garden Eel Heteroconger polyzona
Description

The Banded or Zebra Garden Eel (Heteroconger polyzona) is a species of Garden Eel (and a member of the Conger Eel family, Congridae). They are mostly found in tropical and sub-tropical shallow waters not exceeding 15 metres. Their distribution is the western Pacific and Coral Triangle, including The Philippines, Indonesia, southern Japan and some southern Pacific islands. They spend nearly all their lives in the sand, raising their heads and upper/frontal bodies out to collect plankton. They are very shy and will retreat back into the sand at the slightest sign of danger.

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes (Eels)
Family: Congridae (Congridae)
Genus: Heteroconger (Heteroconger)
Species: Heteroconger polyzona
Size
Average Size: 30 centimetres

Zebra / Banded Garden Eel - Where Can You Find Them When Scuba diving?

Maldives

Data not yet available

Myanmar/Burma

Malaysia

Data not yet available

Egypt

Data not yet available

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