FWC freshwater fisheries biologists recently discovered a speckled worm eel (Myrophis punctatus) in the Fenholloway River in Taylor County. The speckled worm eel is typically a coastal marine species – documenting one in freshwater is a unique find. Speckled worm eels may be underreported in freshwater due to misidentification: their snake-like appearance is similar to American eels (Anguilla rostrata) which reside in freshwater for most of their lives. Read more about worm and American eels on the FWC website.

Picture of a Speckled worm eel and an American eel