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Bonaire Critter - What is it?

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by BFRedrocks, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. BFRedrocks

    BFRedrocks Solo Diver

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    Any thoughts? Shallow dive area (sand patch obviously) at either Country Garden or Jeff Davis Memorial dive site (can't remember which).

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  2. Got2Go

    Got2Go Divemaster

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    Short tail snake eel?
    Do you have a profile pic?
     
  3. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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  4. agilis

    agilis Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
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    Sand Moray
     
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  5. redacted

    redacted Guest

    The trailer for Tremors 4.
     
  6. BFRedrocks

    BFRedrocks Solo Diver

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    Head was about 2 to 3 inches across. I have no idea how much was buried in the sand, although the only part exposed was its head. Only other picture I have is this one:

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    Someone suggested (and I am tending to agree) that it's a Snapper Eel (Echiophis punctifer)
     
  7. agilis

    agilis Solo Diver

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    Gymnothorax ocellatus, Sand Moray. They often burrow in search of crustaceans, found more in bays and estuaries than on reefs.
     
  8. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
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    I would have guessed Spotted Spoon-Nose Eel. They have one or two teeth protruding from the roof of their mouth

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