Latch-Eels are predatory eels. [1a]
Growing up to four feet in length they are normally aquamarine in colour and have powerful jaws.
Usually found as individuals, mothers can be accompanied by a swarm of hungry foot-long youngsters. [1a]
When feeding they tear chunks from their prey, knotting themselves to gain leverage and can even tear away armour. Finally they may exude slime, which makes them almost impossible to grip and which can clog the gills (or nose) of their prey. [1a]