DANTE FENOLIO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DANTE FENOLIO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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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