Ariosoma fasciatumis commonly referred to as Barred Sand Conger, Barred Conger. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Ariosoma fasciatum is a conger eel that lives in the sand in lagoons and seaward reefs
The conger eel burrows into the sand at night, burrowing is particularly easy for the eel, as it has a stiff tail fin, which is ideally suited to digging quickly backwards into the sand.
Ariosoma fasciatum can be easily identified by its clearly visible brown spots, which vary in size and shape with age.
The species was named after Nancy Hsio-Jen Lin Shen, wife of Shih-Chieh Shen, who described this species.
There is no experience of keeping it in reef aquariums.