Splendid or Orange-barred Garden Eel, Gorgasia preclara, Indo-Pacific Oceans. Vancouver Aquarium, BC, CANADA.
The Splendid Garden Eel (or Orange-barred Garden Eel, Gorgasia preclara) is found in groups in sandy areas of the Indo-Pacific Oceans, from the Maldives to the Ryukyus and Coral Sea. Photographed in the Vancouver Aquarium, 845 Avison Way, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6G 3E2 CANADA. This fish reaches up to 40 cm (16 in) in length and has a diameter of 1 cm (0.39 in). They feed on zooplankton with typically only their head and upper body protruding from the sand. They will retreat if approached by large fish or divers.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download