I just returned from a dive trip and can't ID this pair of eels I managed to snap during a night dive on Saba. They are only about 4 inches long. At first I thought it was some kind of worms. They were moving very rabidly, squiggling and wiggling about 8 feet off the bottom. I snapped a quick photo and they immediately spewed a cloud of gamete around me, then shot off for the bottom and disappeared before I could take another shot. The location was in a rocky area next to a ledge in about 45 feet of water. It wasn't the right location for garden eels (no sand), and these are much smaller.
I looked through my book and DVD and couldn't find them. Any eel experts out there?