Credit: CLAUS JENSEN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Sharptail snake-eel (Myrichthys breviceps) hunting on the seabed at night. It eventually detects its prey and digs quickly down to catch it. Snake-eels can also burrow tail first into the sand of a seabed for defence. Filmed in the Caribbean Sea.

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Sharptail snake-eel

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