Congers and Garden Eels
The Congridae family encompasses a diverse group of eel-like fishes, including Congers and Garden Eels, which are distinct for their elongated bodies and predominantly benthic lifestyles. Conger eels are known for their large size, robust build, and typically inhabit deeper waters of oceans, often hiding in crevices or burrows. They are predatory, feeding mainly on fish and crustaceans. Garden Eels, on the other hand, are slender and small, living in colonies in sandy substrates, where they burrow tail-first and protrude vertically, swaying with the currents. These eels feed by capturing plankton from passing water currents. Both Congers and Garden Eels exhibit fascinating behaviors and adaptations, making them intriguing subjects within marine biology and ecology.