Ribbon eel often known as leaf nose moray eel

Female ribbon eel (Rhinomuraena quaesita)

Commonly referred to as ribbon eels, the name comes from the ribbon like shape they create when swimming in open water. Sometimes also referred to as leaf nosed moray eel.

An interesting fact; ribbon eels are born male, and later become female. The males are black body with orange stripe, while the females are blue body with yellow. A real treat is to find a ribbon eel during its sex change, at this time they are normally black with yellow stripe.

They are not extremely common, though are more commonly sighted in the south.

Location: Shan Fu, Xiao Liu Qiu, Taiwan
Date: 15 February, 2020
Camera / Housing: Canon G7X mII /Recsea
Lens: Subsee +10 diopter
Strobe: INON S2000
Setting: 1/125 sec. f/11 ISO 160

Photo Credit: KevinD