Slender Snipe Eel (Nemichthys scolopaceus)

Set of scaled elevation drawings of the Slender Snipe Eel

Until you take a closer look, you may assume the slender snipe eel (Nemichthys scolopaceus) as a ribbon or string because of its thin body resembling a thread. The fish is cataloged under the family Nemichthyidae with bird-like beak spotting curving tips which help it easily capture food. This true eel is light-weight, nocturnal, with eyes larger than its body size, and populates the bathypelagic and mesopelagic zones besides being the only creature with a backbone having more vertebrae. Its bird beak bore it the name deep-sea duck, and its anas evolved to the degree of being adjacent to the throat.

Slender Snipe Eels have a total length between 51”-79” (1.3-2 m0 and body height of 1”-1.6” (2.5-4 cm). The typical weight of the Slender Snipe Eel is in the range of .4-.5 lb (.17-.23 kg). Slender Snipe Eels have lifespans between 7-10 years.

Details

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Height:
1”-1.6” | 2.5-4 cm
Width:
Depth:
Length:
51”-79” | 1.3-2 m
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Weight:
.4-.5 lb | .17-.23 kg
Area:
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Scientific Name:
Nemichthys scolopaceus
Lifespan:
7-10 years

Properties

Drawings include:

Slender Snipe Eel side elevation, side (perspective), front, top

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Eels are usually bony fish or ray-finned fish grouped under order Anguilliformes. These animals are nocturnal, predators, migrate, and most species lack scales. Eels are elongated fish that lack the pelvic and pectoral fins with the dorsal and anal fins fused to form a single ribbon along length.

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