Status: not listed
Otherwise known as the Slender Snipe Eel (Nemichthys scolopaceus) though, this bizarre- looking fish only weighs a few ounces but can reach lengths of 5 ft or 1.5 meters.
Besides its bird-like “beak,” the deep sea duck has some other VERY interesting claims to fame:
- it has more vertebrae in its body than any other animal, around 750.
- its larvae are shaped like leaves, which actually get smaller before transforming into adults
But the #1 feature of the Slender Snipe Eel is most definitely the fact that its anus has moved forward during its evolution and is now located on its throat.