The Gold Spot Snake Eel has diffuse dark spots, each with a centre bright yellow, on a pale tan or greenish-brown background, shading to pale green ventrally.
The Gold Spot Snake Eel are common near islands and in rocky or coral areas. They are also found in seagrass bed sand areas with sand and coral rubble. They can move about beneath the sand foraging for food. Mainly feeding at night, this species feeds mainly on crabs.
An aquarium with a 2 inch fine gravel bed will allow the eel to bury itself.
They feed on small fishes, crustaceans and polychaete worms, however they will not harm any corals.