Protanguilla palauis commonly referred to as Palauan primitive cave eel. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Very special thanks for the first photo of Protanguilla palau to Dr. Jiro Sakaue from Palau.
Protanguilla palau is a living fossil and an endemit from Ngemelis Island, Palau (Oceania, Pacific Ocean).
Protanguilla palau is a species of eel, and the only species in the genus Protanguilla, a few Individuals were found in March 2010 swimming in a deep underwater cave in a fringing reef off the coast of Palau.
You will find further informations in the oriiginal description: A ‘living fossil’ eel (Anguilliformes: Protanguillidae, fam. nov.) from an undersea cave in Palau, click on the link below, please.