Fish Species

Splendid Garden Eel

Splendid Garden Eel - Description

The Splendid Garden Eel is also known as the Orangebarred Garden Eel. Garden Eels are small eels that live in burrows on the sea floor. They appear to 'grow' from the ocean floor as plants do in a garden; hence their name garden eels!

The Spendid Eel is approximately 10mm in diameter and can be recognised by its white body and yellow/orange stripes.

Popular Name: Splendid Garden Eel
Species: Gorgasia preclara

Profile of the Splendid Garden Eel

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Splendid Garden Eel species.

  • Size: Up to 33cm

  • Fish Tank conditions:

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried or Flaked Food

  • Temperament: Shy, will retreat into their burrow if threatened

  • Habitat: Marine Reef Dwellers at depths of up to 38m

  • Behaviour: Good addition to community tank but require a deep substrate to burrow into

  • Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean

Scientific Classification of the Splendid Garden Eel

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Gorgasia preclara

  • Popular Name: Splendid Garden Eel - Orangebarred Garden Eel

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Anguilliformes

  • Family: Congridae

Marine Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Splendid Garden Eel

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


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