RE: NANFA-L-- larva ID- [was pipefishes in the Chesapeake Bay]

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sat, 01 Jul 2006 16:45:25 -0400

Yes, I'd say that you found young eels just in from the Sargasso Sea. Eels
are nothing if not voracious,-in-any age.

--Bruce Stallsmith
the tropical Tennessee Valley
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: pinocchio "" <>
>Subject: NANFA-L-- larva ID- [was pipefishes in the Chesapeake Bay]
>Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2006 07:46:15 -0700 (PDT)
>Hello hello,
>No it is not about pipefishes. I tried 3-4 times to
>locate on my own some collecting spots, but no success
>as yet. I will try again in the fall, before I'll let
>you Gentlemen know of some reliable spots.
>Here is another question:
>Lately, I did some surf casting on Assateague Island
>and besides some fish that does not fit a normal sized
>aquarium, I also captured some larvae with a small
>hand net. Those little larvae were quite common this
>time of the year. Took some home and they live very
>well between macroalgae. Very voracious, hunting
>amphipods and little planaria like (nudibranchs?)
>worms. Are those creatures Anguilla larvae, reaching
>the Atlantic coast all the way from Sargasso Sea or
>something else? I can take more pictures if needed.
>Any comments will be appreciated.
>Here is a temporary link:
>Thank you
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