Body very elongate, compressed; tail much longer than head and trunk; head short, snout very short (
Bright yellow on upper 1/2 of head and front body, with numerous scattered small dark dots, abruptly white on lower half; lips dark at front; eye with a black bar separating a yellow upper part and white lower part of iris.
Reaches 50 cm.
On sandy bottoms.
Depth range at least 15-37 m.
The Gulf of Mexico to the Bahamas.
Shorefishes of the Greater Caribbean online information system
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Congridae (Family) > Heterocongrinae (Subfamily) > Heteroconger (Genus) > Heteroconger luteolus (Species)