black spotted eel
The Black Spotted Eel has an elongated body with a long snout, and its dorsal and anal fins are extended and joined to the caudal fin. Typically, these eels are imported at lengths exceeding 20 inches (50.8 cm). With proper care, they can live for 8-18 years.
The eel's body exhibits a dark tan to light brown background coloration. Along its length, there is a linear arrangement of relatively large spots. The upper spots are darker, while the lower spots become paler. Some spots, especially along the center, can elongate vertically instead of being round. This pattern extends from the tip of the mouth to the rear of the fish. Smaller specimens may have fewer but larger spots.
Size: Black Spotted Eels can reach lengths of 20.0 inches (50.8 cm) or more. They are commonly imported at sizes exceeding 20 inches (50.8 cm). The maximum adult size of this fish is still uncertain and may surpass 20 inches.
Lifespan: Spiny eels have a lifespan of 8-18 years.