The stunningimage, shows large leptocephali filmed by divers at three locations within the Indonesian Archipelago from 2009 to 2011.
The observations were made from December to April in Lembeh Strait adjacent to north-eastern Sulawesi Island, at Ambon Island and at Bali.
The leptocephali are about 300 - 400 mm long and appear to be metamorphosing larvae of some type of moray eel of the family Muraenidae. The morphological similarities between these leptocephali and Ribbon Eels, Rhinomuraena quaesita, suggest they may be Ribbon Eel larvae.
Miller, M. J., R. Rutgers, B. Haythorne, T. Yavuzdogan, S. Obata, T. Wu, H. Rutgers, J. Powell, and K. Tsukamoto. 2013. Observations of large muraenid leptocephali in coastal Indonesia: locations of sightings and behavior of the larvae. Marine Biodiversity Records 6:e82, 1-8.