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Sinuous, sometimes strikingly colored, and with a beaklike nose equipped with a fleshy "feeler" appendage, the spiny eels are unusual and always attract attention in the aquarium.

Unfortunately, they tend to be shy and nocturnal and will eat small fishes when available.

Although snakelike, they are harmless to humans.


Native range:

Taxonomic rank: Family

Common name: SPINY EELS

Total known Total profiles
Subfamilies 0 0
Genera 4 0
Species 67 0

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Reference: Fishes of the World
Facts about MastacembelidaeRDF feed
Biogroup-Organism Freshwater Fishes  +
Common name SPINY EELS  +
Family taxonomic rank Family  +
Native range Africa  +, and Asia  +
Reference Fishes of the World  +