Pinhead Pearlfish, Encheliophis boraborensis (Kaup 1856)

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

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.

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Dianne J. Bray, Encheliophis boraborensis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 23 Sep 2023,

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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