- Big-eyed worm eel
Body very long, slender, worm-like, tapering to a point with low dorsal and anal fins barely reaching the sharply pointed tail tip, pectoral fins absent and jaws not extended. Greenish-brown above, pale below. To 60 cm.
Individuals usually remain buried during the day with only their snout tip visible, hunting for invertebrates at night. They use their bony tail tip to burrow tail first into sediments.
Silty and sandy bottoms in bays and along the coast, in depths of 1-150 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed