Slender Snipe Eel

Slender Snipe Eel

C017/5368 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 71.8MB

Downloadable file size: 1.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: The Snipe Eel, Nemichthys scolopaceus, inhabits tropical and subtropical ocean depths around the world. It eats crustaceans, particularly mysid shrimp and prawns. Male and female Snipe Eels are sexually dimorphic. Females retain the long, bird-like beak but as males mature, they lose the beak. Males and females look so different when mature that they were once thought to be different species. This individual was captured between the surface and 1200 meters depth in the Gulf of Mexico, 2011.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: bathypelagic, bioluminescence, bizarre, deep sea fish, deep-ocean species, deep-sea fish, female eel, fish, gulf of mexico, large eyes, mesopelagic, nekton, nemichthyidae, nemichthys, nemichthys scolopaceus, pelagos, slender snipe eel, snipe-eel, strange, unusual, weird

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.