Snipe Eel

Snipe Eel

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Caption: Snipe eels, family Nemichthyidae, have a delicate-looking mouth. The beak of the eel has miniature backward facing teeth for grasping and holding small crustaceans. This individual was captured in a trawl between 1000 and 1500 meters depth in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Keywords: animal, bathypelagic, captive, captivity, deep sea, deepsea, eel, fauna, fish, head, marine, mesopelagic, mouth, nature, necton, nemichthyidae, pelagos, snipe eel, underwater

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