Nemichthys scolopaceus (Richardson, 1848). Snipe eels live at great depths in the ocean. This specimen was collected at over 2,000 meters (more than a mile down) in the North Atlantic. Snipe eels swim with their mouths open and feed on invertebrates. They have over 700 vertebrae, more than any other animal. Size of specimen: 99 centimeters (39 inches)
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