Eco News #47 – ribbon eel

March 9th, 2013

Colorful, isn’t it? 😉 That animal is called a ribbon eel – which is a pretty appropriate name. But, aside from its visually interesting aspects, it’s nice to know something about their life cycle.

Each ribbon eel, after it’s born is just black (like many eels) and male. After they grow mature, their body gets blue and yellow. Also, they start to develop female sex organs. When they reach the length of 1,3 meters, they start producing eggs.

Those animals look they are planning to attack something, judging by their widely open mouths. The truth is that they are just breathing that way.

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