Snowflake Eel

Snowflake Eel

Guardian: Samuel Carmody

Echidna nebulosa

Imagine you are a crab watching a horror movie. A gorgeous looking female crab has suddenly been caught in the open under the terrifying glare of the sun. She is running over the reef flats, claws in the air ready to defend herself and then (the music gets louder and faster), from underneath her feet, out of the gaps of coral, comes a pair of jaws.

The Snowflake Eel

In the gory death scenes you would not only see her despair as she is caught and struggles to survive but you would see her horror as she feels a second pair of jaws (hidden inside the eel’s throat) take hold of her body and pull her down into her death.