Ribbon eels: when your junk is in the trunk

Ribbon eels: when your junk is in the trunk

The Central Florida Aquarium Society recently posted this mesmerizing footage of a ribbon eel undulating across the seafloor.  While the eel looks like something out of a Gymnastics ribbon routine, for this fish, it is simply swimming. It just looks fancy. It’s the striking colors and unusually elongate and narrow body that creates the effect. And as noted, it’s part of why the ribbon eel is considered unique. But there’s more to this fish’s novelty than meets the eye.

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