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Snipe eel
Image ID: 29684
Common Name: Snipe eel
Scientific Name: Nemichthys
Location: Atlantic Ocean
Description: The outward curving jaws of the snipe eel do not close properly, so how does it feed? By swimming through the deep ocean with its mouth open! Prey, mainly crustaceans, get snagged on the numerous tiny backward-pointing teeth and are then 'ratcheted' into the mouth.
Keywords: Nemichthys, snipe eel, Actinopterygii, Cyematidae, bathypelagic, Atlantic Ocean, , deep, sea, abyss, ocean, deepsea, deep-sea, deepwater, oceanic, pelagic, deep-sea, deep-ocean, mesopelagic, abyssal, marine, sea, underwater, predator, prey, fish, fishes
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