Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. Disease edit Swamp eels are an important host for Gnathostoma spinigerum. Some populations may have been the result of an attempt by a few local residents to establish the eels as a food source.
Lifecycle edit The Asian swamp eel is hermaphroditic. 6 The swamp eel is a voracious general predator, making it a threat to native fishes, amphibians, and aquatic invertebrates.