Pinhead Pearlfish, Encheliophis boraborensis (Kaup 1856)


A Pinhead Pearlfish, Encheliophis boraborensis, at Kaltim, Indonesia - night dive. Source: orangkucing / http://orangkucing.tumblr.com/. License: CC BY Attribution-ShareAlike

Summary:
A small reddish-brown eel-like fish covered in fine dark speckles. The Pinhead Pearlfish lives within holothurians, and emerges through the cloacal opening of the sea cucumber at night.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Encheliophis boraborensis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 07 Jul 2022, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/2873

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37229007

Behaviour:Lives within holothurians

Depth:1-150 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:30 cm TL

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