General Description

Body very long, slender, eel-like, with long-based dorsal and anal-fins united with the tail; gill opening a small slit on the underside; pectoral and pelvic fins absent; head short with a single sensory pore above and behind each eye; head of females slightly more pointed than that of males. Body mostly transparent with internal organs visible through skin; dorsal fin with a row of brownish to greenish blotches; head spotted or plain; males with irregular reddish to brownish bars on sides. To 4.7 cm.


Almost identical to the Dwarf Shore Eel, and only able to be identified with a microscope.


South-eastern Australia.


Shallow seagrass beds and nearby reef areas, in depths of 1-10 m.

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