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Slender Snipe Eel

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

This is an x-ray image of a slender snipe eel along with a corresponding photograph of the specimen in similar pose. 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.

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  • Title: Slender Snipe Eel
  • Location: Near Bear Seamount, United States, Atlantic
  • Physical Dimensions: 99 cm (39 in)
  • Type: Radiograph
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): 383142
  • Scientific Name: <i>Nemichthys scolopaceus</i> Richardson, 1848
  • Photo Credit: Sandra J. Raredon, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Vetebrate Zoology

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