A Tidbit About the Sharptail Eel

We spotted this eel on a recent trip to San Salvador! The Sharptail eel (Myrichthys breviceps) is often mistaken for a sea snake upon first glance. It is commonly found throughout the Caribbean in clear waters and seagrass beds (making The Bahamas prime habitat for this species!). They are documented to consume crabs and have also been documented to engage in social foraging with mixed species on reefs.

By | 2015-07-17T21:35:56-05:00 July 17th, 2015|Categories: Fish, seagrass|0 Comments

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Ryann Rossi
My general research interests lie in the ecology of marine coastal ecosystems. I am most interested in the role plant diseases have in shaping the ecology of coastal and estuarine environments. I am currently studying the role of a plant pathogen in a die-off of Red Mangroves in The Bahamas. Follow Ryann Rossi

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