Brachysomophis henshawiis commonly referred to as Reptilian Snake Eel, Henshaw's Snake Eel. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 2000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Brachysomophis henshawi is a relatively large snake eel that can be identified by its large head with red markings. The head is also everything that can usually be seen from this lurking predator in the wild, with its whitish body usually being concealed. It nearly always completely burrowed in sand with only its head protruding, waiting for prey, as can also be seen on the picture provided by Henz Mahler. Only at night it also shows its body, never leaving its burrow in the process.
We do not know if this animal can be kept in aquaria or of it will even survive catching and transport. If it can, it can be deducted from its natural behaviour that an extremely deep sand bed as well as live food are the minimum requirements to keep this animal.