I'm very lucky to be visiting Aruba and while snorkelling I encountered what I thought was a sea snake.
I didn't get close until I noticed it burrowing into the sand and then saw it had a fun running along its back and had some nice yellow spots running along its body.
I found a picture online, but the person who took it wasn't sure either. So I've come to you.
Fish or snake? Can anyone identify it exactly?
Many thanks, this is a great site.


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Hi Simon,

this is Myrichthys ocellatus the Gold-spotted Eel.